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OMAJIA, FRIDAY M0HN1NG, JANUABY 2, 1914. TEN PAGES.
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Ambassadors and Ministers Are
Guests of Secretary of State
at Buffet Breakfast.
Pineapple and Grape Juice Punch
Are on Menu.
ARMY AND NAVY RECEPTIONS
Secretaries Garrison and Daniels
Keep Open House.
MISS CLARK MAKES DEBUT
Only Daughter of Speaker nnd "Wife
Make Her Formal llovr to So
cle' at elaborate Ileoep
tlou Given by Parents.
WASinNGTOM, Jan. L New Year's
flay In tho capital passed oyer without a
reception since the first days of President
In the absence of President Wilson tak
ing a holiday vacation In the south a
breakfast to the diplomatic corps by Sec
tetary and Mrs. Bryan was the principal
social function of the day. More than
i90 guests gathered with tho secretary of
state at his home. Practically all tho
ambassadors, ministers and members of
the embassy and legation Btaffs with tho
women of their fomlUes were prcsont.
The central and south Amorlcan countries
were brilliantly reuresonted.
Secretaries Daniels and Garrison kept
open house all day and much of the
splendor of and brilliancy which usually
attends tho visit of army and navy of
ficers to tho White House was trons
fened to their homes. One of the larg
est receptions of the day wa at Speaker
Clark's hornet where Miss Genevieve, the
only daughter of the Speaker and Mrs.
Clark, made her formal bow to society.
The informality of tho Bryan breakfaBt
was a feature, none of tho members of
the diplomatic corps appeared In uni
form, but the sombre conventional garb
of ilio" men and many handsome gowns
of tho women presented a brilliant scene
none the less, against the setting Secre
tary and Mrs. Bryan had prepared for
The dining room was made to resemble
an orange grovo and tho drawing was
similarly decorated. From their winter
home at .Miami, the Secretary and. Mrs.
Bryan had brought large quantities of
polnsetta, smllax and other semi-tropical
.There was no formal reception. The
Secretary and Mrs. Bryan stood near' the
door end wished all "a happy New Year."
When he moment for entering the break
fast room arrived, Ambassador JUsserand,
as dean of the corps, gave Mrs. Bryan
his arm and Secretary Bryan escorted
The breakfast was given In buffet style.
Pineapples and grape Juice punches wero
htrved and there were no wines.
In addition to tho- foreign attaches In
Washington the affair today was at
tended by officials of tho Pan-American
union, members of the foreign relations'
committees of congress and the assistant
Kecretarlca of state.
Mummers I'nrnde In Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. L Philadel
phia's ancient and honorable carnival of
pompous majesty and fun, tho parade of
mummers or "Now Year's shooters," was
held today and it surpassed all previous
attempts to entertain the people on the
first day of the new year. Ten thousand
men In fancy and grotesquo costumes
paraded the principal streets, while hun
dreds of thousands stood along the curb
lines uml applauded their favorites.
So keen has been the rivalry among the
various clubs and associations which par
ticipated In the parade that some of them
spent thousands of dollars on gorgeous
robes and costumes of satin and brocade.
The city offered prizes aggregating 15,000.
Ilrrentlon nt Albany X. V.
ALBANY, N. Y Jan. 1. The customary
New Year's reception In tho state capitol
was not held today. Instead the govemor
and Mrs. Glynn received tho public at the
executive mansion. They were assisted
by Mrs. Thomas J. Preston, formerly
Mrs. Grover Cloveland, and other distin
guished guests who are here for the In
auguration tomorrow of Dr. John II. Fln
tey as stato commissioner of education.
.Summer "VWuther III Denver.
DENVJSJV' Jan. 1. Denver celebrated
Uew Year's with summer weather which
ibruptly terminated an unusually cold
spell that had lasted for a month. At 3
o'clock this morning the temperature was
officially recorded at 67, exactly tho
average minimum for Judy for the lost
three years. Huge bonks of snow re-
(Continued on Page Two.)
Forecast for Nebraska Moderate to
brink north wlnda Friday with snow
tlurric."'; much colder Friday.
Temiiernture at Uinni -Tekterday.
S a. m 23
11 u. m..
1 p. m 3ti ;
:p. m, 36
3 p. in 85 1
4 p. m 36
s p. m ,. 3i i
6 p. m 36
7 p. m 36
Comparative Locnl Ilecord,
1913. 1912. 1911. 1910.
Highest yesterday 37 43 11 32
lowest yesterday 27 32 4 5
Mean temperature 32 3S 4 H
Precipitation 00 .OD .00 .37
Temperature and precipitation depar-
Me from the normal:
Normal temperature S2
Excess for the day , 10
Total excess since March 1... 944
Normal precipitation 02 Inch
Deficiency for the day 02 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1. .23.70 Inches
Deficiency since March 1 4.33 Inches
Pendency for cor. period, 1913. 4.33 inches
Deficiency for cor period, 1912.13.39 Inches
" " Indicates below zero.
TO CONSTRUE TAFT'S ORDER
U. S. Supreme Court Will Take Up
GOVERNMENT'S CLAIM ON LAND
Right to Vast Acrenne In Wyoming
nnd Cnllfornla AVII1 np Tented
In Case Soon to Come
(From a Stuff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. l.-(Speclal.)-A
most Important caso to the entire went I
will be taken up In the United States I
supremo court early In January. It Is
the caBc of tho United States versus tho 1
Midwest Oil company and others and In-
Volvos the validity of an order made hy
Tresldent Taft, September SJ, 1D09, with
drawing from location or entry largo
areas of petroleum lands belonging to
tho United States In Wyoming and Cali
The purpose of the withdrawal was to!3""' Wllma Lehn, Who Is Mixed Up
resorve an adequate supply of fuel oil
for the future use of tho navy and to
uld propscd legislation, whereby It was
expected that Important changes would
be made In the terms upon which petro
leum deposits could be acquired by pri
Tho order was made at a time when
much excitement had developed, parti
larly in California, over the strikes which
had been made in oil. There was a
strong speculative movement to gain con
trol of large ureas of public land of
demonstrated, or probablo valuo for pe
troleum, and many locations of such
lands were being made under tho' pe
troleum placer law, which does not limit
tho number of claims which an Individ
ual or a corporation may locate.
The 'president's order was very gen
erally disregarded, and much of the land
Included, particularly those portions
known to be of high value, havo slnco
been entered upon and nro now being
claimed by various Individuals and cor
porations. The value of the subject
matter dependent upon the decision In
this caso Is very great. Tho defendants
contend that the order of the president
was void because at the time when it
was made thero was no statute which
expressly authorized tho president to
withdraw the lands. It Is the govern
ment'a contention that the practice of
making such withdrawals for public pur
poses Is of long standing and has fre
quently been recognized by acts of con
gress as legal: that the existence of this
j authority Is not Inconsistent with tho pe
jtroloum mining law, and that tho cxerclso
or it is justified on constitutional grounds.
The present caso arose In Wyoming, but
tho principles which control It will con
trol the cases In California as well.
Rush for Licenses
Before Eugenics Law
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Jan. l.-A rush
to evade the new eugenics marriage law,
effective today, made yesterday the busl
est day on record for the Milwaukee
county marriage license clerks. At the
regular closing time eighty-four licenses
had been Issued and the office was o
crowded with applicants that It was de
cided to Issuo licenses until midnight.
The new law requires a thdrpugh medi
cal examination of both applicants for a
license to wed. It also stipulates that
only is shall be charged by physicians for
making tho examination. Many doctors
have declared they .will not make tha
necessary tests for this fee.
Fear that county officials will refuse
to Issue licenses unless the medical cer
tificate states that comprehensive blood
tests have been made caused the record
demand for wedding permits In tho clos
ing days of tho year. Reports from other
counties in the state ajjreq that an un
precedented number Vf permits hRvo been
CITIES OF WEST SHOW
BANK CLEARINGS GAINS
MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. Ol.-Bank clear
ings In Minneapolis for 1913 showed un
lncreaf-e of $130,180,790.44. The total for
tho year was $1, 312.413,256.61. The total
for 1912 was 11.182,232,405.20.
DETROIT, Mich., Dec. 31. Detroit bank
clearings for 1913 -broke, all local reconM
with a total of Jl.33l',OJ3,305. This was
an increase of 03,07S,32o over last yoar.
CLEVEIiAND, O.. Dec. 31. Bank clear
ings here set a new record In ti3. It
was announced today, when the totals
for the year wero given as Jl.iu.jOl.
014.4S, against 11,150,307,653.86 for 1912.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 31. - Bnnk
clearings here for tho year 1913 .estab
lished a new record with a total of
$2,800,362,611, which , was an Increase of
$137,334,695 over 1912.
ST. PAUL. Minn.. Dec, 3L St Paul
bank clearings for 1913 amounted to SKO,
515,062.10, Last year's clearings estab
lished a record by aggregating $579,166,
763.S5. Bankers declare that bank mer
gers cut down the figures this year,
SECRETARY AND MRS. BRYAN
TO ENTERTAIN DIPLOMATS
WASHINGTON, Dec 31. New Year's
day in the capitol will be observed with
out many of the official functions which
generally mark It as a day of brilliant
social events. President Wilson's abeenro
has eliminated the principal feature, the
White House reception.
Tomorrow's principal event of official
color will bo a breakfast to the diplomatic
corps In the Hall of the Americas at the
Pnn-Amerlcan Union building given by
Secretary and Mrs. Bryan. Most cabinet
members will be In tho city, dining with
their friends or families.
TAXATION AND GOOD ROADS
WILL BE CONSIDERED
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Jan. l-(8peclal.)-Taxation
and good roads problems will be dlscused
at length during tho sessions of organize!
agriculture In Lincoln. January 19-23.
Tho farmers of the Mate will be urged
to express their views on these subjects.
The State Tax commission have an
nounced that they will hold sessions at
the state louse Thursday, January 22, at
9 a, m. and Friday, January 23, at 9 a. ra.
Fanners are Invited to attend.
FRIENDS FIGHT DUEL;
ROW ABOUT LANDLADY
Pals of Years Battle with Rifle and
Revolver Because of Taxi
ONE OF THEM
Seven Shots Fired and Combatant
May Lose Arm.
EMBRACE AND SHAKE HANDS
In Affnlr, Snys There Was No
Iloom for Until Men In
BUTTE, Mont, Jan. l.-Armed, ono
with a. rifle and tho other with a re
volver, John Llcbe and Carl Marquurdt
last friends for years, fought a duet In
their rooming house today after quarrel
ing because Marquardt had ridden homo
from a New Year's celebration in a taxi-
cab with Mrs. Wllma Lehn, tholr land
lady, and had left Llebe bohlud.
The men fired seven shots in till and
Llcbe is in the hospital with n stuttered
arm, which mny have to bo amputated.
After the shooting the men embraced and
shook hands, declaring they had no fur
ther cause to quarrel.
Murquardt took Llcbe to tho hospital,
after which ho went to bed and slept
until ho was awakoned by the police.
Mrs. Lehn explained she wanted to tako
both men In the taxi, but there was not
J. B, Ruth, Former
Manager of Standard
Oil m State, Is Dead
John B. Ruth, died Wednesday afternoon
at 2:80, aged 77 years. Ho had been fall
ing for two years past, but death was
due at last to old age.
Mr. Ruth will bo remembered as tho
manager of the Standard Oil company In
Nebraska for a great many years. He
camo hero In that capacity in 1890 from
Cedar Rapids and Davenport, la., where
ho had been manager for tho company.
Ho continued as manager of the Stand
ard's business In this stute until five or
six years ago, when he rctlced from busi
ness. He was a very genial man, always
ready to help others, and was well liked
by everybody who knew him, and was
said to have been one of tho best and
most successful managers the Standard
had in lhc country.
Mr. Ruth was born In Pittsburgh, Pa.t
October 7, 1S3C, and when a boy removed
to Erie, Pa., Which place remained his,
homo until shortly before his coming to
Omaha. His first wife, Mrs. Abigail
Ruth, died in Omaha In 1901, and ho was
again married In 1909 to Mrs. Llzz:e C.
Morton of Omaha, who survives him
Mr. Ruth Is also survived by two sons
and a daughter, G. it. Ruth of Marshall
town, la., ono of tho proprietors of , the
Marshall Oil company of Iowa, doing
business in several states; II. G. Ruth
of Flint, Mich., who Is a salesman for
tho Standard Oil compnny In Michigan,
and Mrs. Frank L. MqCoy, wlfo of the
attorney, who resides at 1516 South Twenty-ninth
street, where Mr. Ruth died and
from whose home ho will be burled.
Funeral services will be hold Friday
afternoon, but tho hour has not yet been
fixed. Mr. Ruth had been a sold lev- In
tho Union army and was a member of
tho Grand Army of the Republic. He
was for many years a member and elder
In tho Westminster Presbyterian church
and for the last few years had been a
member of the North Presbyterian church,
of which Rev. M. V. HIgbee Is pastor and
who will conduct tho funeral services.
TROOPS GUARD COURT
HOUSE IN CHESTERT0WN
CHESTERTOWN. Md Dec. 31.-A bat
talion of Maryland National Guard, con
sisting of four companies from Baltimore,
arrived here today. They were sent at
the request of the Judges of the Kent
county court, who believed their presence
necessary during the trial of the two
negroes, Norman Mabel and James Far
away, for the murder of James R. Cole
man. The troops marched to the Jail and
went Into camp around the county
The troops' coming was totally unex
pected, as order had been restored since
tho Indictment of the negroes, who al
ready had confessed their guilt.
The Judges were apprehensive, how
ever, that there would be another out
break If the verdict should be against
the sentiment of the community, of
which a large part demanded that the
negroea be hanged.
Farmers and others from tho outlying
districts began to flood Into town early
for the trial, which had been set for
TRAFFIC IN GERMANY
IS DELAYED BY SNOW
BERLIN. Dec. 31, The German capital
was covered with fourteen Inches of snow
at noon today and the fall still contln
ued, A heavier snowstorm has been re
corded only once In thirty years.
Nesr Halle, a passenger train crowded
wifi people passing to tholr homes to
spend tho New Year holiday, was blocked
by snow at midnight nml people were
etlli prisoners at noon today.
Reports from other parts of the empire
show that the snow fall Ib general. The
gale on the north coast has subsided.
SECOND TRIAL OF SCHMIDT
BEGINS JANUARY TWELFTH
NEW YORK, Jan. l.-Hans Schmidt.
the former priest, In whose trial for tho
murder of Anna Aumuller the Jury dis
agreed yesterday, will bo tried for the
second time, beginning January 12, lm
fere the criminal branch of the siat
supreme court here. This decision was
reached today at a conference between
District Attorney Whitman and Supreme
Court Uustlce Davis. A apeclal pane
of 100 Uieimen will b ordered.
J Sf ill mlfSI
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Drawn for Tho Bee by Powell.
MINERS ASK ARBITRATION
Clarence Darrow Suggests Two
JPlans to Governor Ferris.
EXECUTIVE IS NONCOMMITTAL
Attorney for Strikers Snao-eats
Joint Hoard Selected lintlrely hy
President Wilson or Got
t rnor at Mlcblsron.
LANSING, fttloh., Jan. 1,-Aftcr a con
ference of labor leaders-hero today, Clar
ence S. Darrow, counsel for tho Western
Federation of Miners, asked Governor
Ferris to send a telegram to President
'haw of the Calumet & Heel a Mining
company, requesting him to como to
Washington relative to taking steps to
stttle tho strike controversy in tho Michi
gan copper mining district If President
Shaw refuses to accept tho Invitation,
Darrow asked tho governor to send him
a letter urging urbltratlbn.
Mr. Durrow's suggestion for arbitration
was for the miners (o namo two men, the
operators to select two and the appoint
ment of a fifth arbitrator bo left to Presi
dent Wilson or Governor Ferris. If this
plan is not satisfactory, Darrow said tho
strikers would be willing to submit their
coao to an arbitration board selected en
tirely by the president or governor. If
both of the foregoing proposals were re
jected, Darrow asked that a special ses
sion of tho legislature be called for tho
purpose of passing a tonnage tax.
Tho labor leaders submitted their propo
sitions to tho governor at noon and he- did
not decide Immediately on what course he
would pursue. He stated, howover, that
he would send some kind of communica
tion to the head of the Calumet & Hecla
Secretary Wilson Answers Critics.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 1. Secretary Wil
son today sent a telegram to'E. C. Bright,
president of the Globe Miners' , union,
Globe, Ariz., replying to a charge that
tho Labor department was "Inactivo in
the face of the Calumet crisis."
The Globe Miners' union In a messago
to the secretary declared that "five
months' demonstration of subserviency
of the government of Michigan to thu j
copper barons should forco the federal
Labor department to some action otnor
than academic declarations as to the
state's Jurisdiction in the matter of lln
hare and culpability In the tragedy In
which the strikers, their wives and
children ore the victims and the out
rage against President Moyer and Or
"The Department of Labor has been
neither Inactivo nor academic, says
Secretary Wilson, "In dealing with the
Calumet strike situation. Representa
tives of the department have been for
months and are now actively engaged
In gathering Information relative to tho
strike an4 In efforts to bring ubout a
satisfactory settlement of the difficulty.
lf"the Olobe Miners' union knows of
anything that this department can do
that has not already been done In Its
vffortH to gather the facts or settle the
difficulty I would be pleased to hay
my attention called to the same."
Moyer Snffer from Klrku,
CHICAGO, 'Jain. l.-Charles H. Mover,
president of the Western Federation 'f
Miners, Is at present tufferlng more
from kicks he received Incident to hl
deportation from Hancock, Mich., than
from the gunshot wound, It was said hy
Dr. G. V. Hilton, attending physician,
today. However, It Is Fald that Moyer
may be abte to leave the hospital by
the first of next week.
Klre nt Ilratrlre.
BEAVED CITY. Neb., Jan. 1 -(Special
Telegram.) The station of tho Beatrice
Creamery company caught fire lat
night The fire department made a quirk
run and the flames were soon under con
trol. The fire started in the feed .store
of J. M. Young, manager of the creamery
company, probably from the chimney
The loss to the building and stock is $200,
covered, by Insurance.
At the Start
E. J. Robinson, state accountant, nr
rived from Lincoln Wednesday to count
thb cash In the office of County and City
Treasurer Ure. He will make a report
to tho Board of County Commissioners
and to stato officials. The offlco within
a short tlmo will bo chocked by experts
Under direction of tho stato auditor.
"Although chocking of county offices Is
required only every two years by-law,"
satr Mr. Robinson, "we are making an
effort to do. tho work more frequently,
and it is only a matter of tlmo until it
will bo done every yea. t
BOOST YATES' CANDIDACY
Lobeck Strong Supporter of Omahan
for Reserve Boarder,
STEPHENS ALSO BACKS HIM
Mt'Adoo Favors Mrlectlnn of Roberta
nf I'ort DndKe, anil This May
Jeopardise dinners nf Ne
(From a Staff Correspondent)
WASHINGTON, Jan. l.MBpoclal Tele
gram. Henry W. Yates, president of tho
Nebraska National bank, Is to ho put
forth strongly for a position as member
of tho nowly authorized federal rescrvo
board which Is about to bo selected by
Senator Hitchcock has Just received
from Omaha a copy of a telegram sent
to President Wilson a few days ago
urging tho selection of Mr. Yates for
this most Important post, tho dispatch to
tho president being signed by tho most
Influential business Interests In Omaha
and In tho stute. It is as follows:
To the President nf the United States.
We respectfully recommend for your con
sideration tho name of Henry W. Yates,
president of the Nebraska National bank
of Omaha, for appointment to member
shrlp on the federal reserve board. Mr.
Yates Is n student of finance and of fi
nancial conditions In the broadest sense,
and having been a successful banker he
Is particularly well qualified to deal with
tho affairs and problems now before tho
financial and commercial Interests of tho
country. Ho has been a loyal, consistent
democrat under all circumstances, and
nis appointment would liavo the general
endorsement of all Interests In this sec
tion or tno country.
The tolegrsm of endorsement Is signed
by the following: McCord Brady com
pany, Paxton A Gallagher, Haydon
Brothers, John Deero Plow company,
Arthur Mullen, Carpenter Paper com
pany, tho Llnlnger Implement company,
E. E, Bruce, M. E. Smith & Co., Leo-
Glass-Andresscn company, Wright &
Wilhelmy; E. A. McGeveny, president of
Crelghton university, and the Byrne &
Hammer Dry Good company.
Mnpiuirted tiy Ioherk.
It Is believed that Mr. Yates will re
ceive serious consideration by the presi
dent, as his great ability as a financier
Is recognized In financial circles east and
west. Ho will bo cordially supported for
tha position by Ncbraskans In congress.
Ono nf his must earnest supporters on
the liolise side will be Representative Lo
beck, who, when told of tho candidacy
of Mr. Yfitos, said with crent earnest.
"I am pleased beyoid measuro to know
tlutt Mr. Yates' ability may be recognized
by the national administration by appoint
ing him on tho reserve hoard, and I hope
It Is true that he would bo willing to
nccept the position If It should bo tendered
him. It will afford me the greatest
pleasure personally to urgo upon tho
president and Secretary McAdoo the
selection of Mr, Yates, for thore Is no
abler man In the financial world in tho
west than he. Ho U an abtoluti authority
on bunking, nnd his appointment would
not only give great satisfaction, but would
do honor to the president and the ad
"Mr. Yates Is ns highly respected In
New York and the east generally as he
(Continued on Pace Two.)
REBELS ATTACKBORDER CITY
Bloody Battle Raging in Town
of Nuevo Laredo.
TWO HUNDRED FEDERALS DEAD
Awful Carnage Ik Wronaht hy Ma
chine Gun Used by Unth Sides
ltehels Arc Preparing to
HrnevT the Annaiilt.
LAREDO, Jan. 1. Mcxtcnn constitution
allBts , directed li terrific assault against
Nuovo Laredo, held by tho federals, to
day. Red Cross workers reported thoy
had ifound over 200 dead with many
wounded and that the loss of llfo would
run much higher. Use of tnachlne guns
on both sides accounted for mnny deaths,
Tho first onslaught was Indeterminate,
the constitutionalists retiring, but pronv
Islng to renew tho battle later.
i mnung wna ocgun today when a
coiumn of icuerai inrantry lea iy a
squadron of cavalry dashed out of Nuevo
Laredo toward tho east, whero some con
Htitntlonallstn seemed to occupy un ex
posed position. As tho attacking column
passed a point near tho Rio Grande,
three federals broke ranks and ran to
ward tho river. Their comrades shot
As tho federal sortie was about to
reach tho constitutionalist line., the
main body of rebels appeared south
of the city, coming from a dif
ferent direction than tho column of
constitutionalists which tho federals
wero ubout to attack. Back into
tho city tho federal column dashed, and
machine guns began a teady flro on the
main body of constitutionalists, which
Tho fedoml'M main fighting during tho
first three hours -was done from semi
circular entrenchments composed of
loaded freight cars protected with bags
The American city was not touched, by
bullets during this stage of the fighting.
American soldiers lined the liver bank
with orders not to permit combatants to
DAWSON COUNTY WOODMEN
VOTE TO STAY INSURGENTS
LEXINGTON, Neb.. Dec. 31.-(Spcclal
Telegram.) At a mass meeting of insur
gent Modern Woodmen of America, nt
which every Woodman camp In Dawson
county was represented, and which was
addressed by Dr. Beghtol of Hastings
and C. E. Ford of Kearney, the following
resolutions were unanimously adopted:
Resolved, That It Ih tho sense of all the
Modern Woodmon of America camps of
Dawson county, in mass convention as
sembled and being addressed by Dr.
Heghtol of Hastings and C. E. Ford of
Kearney. Neb., thut we heartily endorse
the patriotic work done by the Insurgent
Modern Woodmen of America of Ne
braska, and by the national Modern
Woodmen of America, and that wo en
dorse the platform adopted by the federa
tion of Insurgent Modern Woodmen of
America, and we heartily favor the
election of a whole set of new officials
ror tne nead camp, and tho laying oft
for good of all the old guard when the
head enmp meets at Toledo, O;, In 1914.
Tho resolutions were signed by D. M,
Dougthell, It M. Mansfield and Georgo
C. Glllan, the committee on resolutions.
C0TNER TO GET PART OF
MILLION CONDITIONAL GIFT
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. l.-R. A.
Long, millionaire lumberman and philan
thropist of Kansas City, announced to
night he had given Jl.000,000 to the Church
of the Disciples of Christ, conditional
upon tho church raising an additional
15,000.000 by January 1. 1917. Part of the
money Is to be distributed among col
leges of tho church In training students
for missionary service.
Among the colleges that are to benefit
are Drake university, Dcs Moines, J500,
COO; Texas Christian university, Fort
Worth, Tex., J150.000; Phillips university.
Enid, Okl.. 1276,000; Phillips univer
sity, Lincoln, Neb., 5,000.
CHARITY BALL NETS
GOODLY AMOUNT TO '
Promoters Are More Than Pleased
with Success of the Big
MORE THAN $3,500 CLEARED
Record Broken for Affairs of This
Kind in the West.
ALL PLEASED WITH OUTCOME
Miss Magee Witnesses Dance for Her
SOCIETY LEADERS ATTEND
Full I)re Suit la Not Necessary
to Admit One to the. DnnrlUK
Floor, Where ISnJoyincnt
In Stout Keen.
Omaha's most brilliant and successful
charity ball was held Now Year's night
at the Auditorium for tho bonotlt of the
City Mission, with thousands of local
and visiting people attending to mane
the fete ono to be long remembered for
Its beauty and good time, as well an
for tho oxtenslvo charity work that wilt
result from tho proceeds.
About J4.000 cash was in the hands of
the committee at tho close of the ball,
with moro In sight from tho sale of
tickots not yet reported, and less than
$5i0 of expense to be mot Everybody
was lubllant over tho financial outcome
of tho affair, kand agreed that the pro
ceeds of tho charity ball wero a sweet
dessert to tho delightful program of fes
tivities which created the fund for the
use of the City Mission.
Supported by all sorts of folks, tha
New Year's gala event naturally was a
most democratic affair. Although full
dress was displayed by many dancers, It
was not necessary In gaining admittance
to tho big floor. Many of the dancers
appeared In simple, dreis and enjoyod
themselves and the occasion fully aa
much aa tho swallow tall and decolletto
All Join in Help.
Tho secret of tho democratic character
of the assembly germed to be in tho fact
that ovorybody Joined to help the City
Mission In Its worthy work among tha
city's poor. Many of those who extended
their support to the ball did so solely be
cause It wan given In a good cause, whilo
others went largely to enjoy themselves,
without much regard to the good work
they promoted. The large majority last
night seemed to have te, double,, purpose
In ivtew. however. ' ""
Fully two dozen regular dance numbers
wero played by the musicians, aa well as
many encores and extras. The muslo
kept, paco with tho other numerous up-to-date
features of tho gala, occasion,
consisting of tho very latest in terpat
No real tango wus attempted by the
dancers, for the simple reason that few
If any were acquainted with the Intricate
steps of the real Argentine dance. The
"lively stuff" was everywhere In evi
dence, however, although extreme propri
ety prevailed throughout tho evening.
JVo Prwrram Used.
There wus no lull In the dancing, for
as soon as the orchestra finished a se
lection tho hand struck up another, to
allow tho gay participants to satiate
their dance-mad desire.
. No programs wero used 'by the dancers,
In accordance with tho latest fad In tho
dance world. With the Immense crowd
and tho largo floor tho Innovation proved
a wise scheme, for tho usual confusion
In finding partners was avoided, and no
demure miss could accuse a friend of
In addition to the hundreds of dan
cers, more than 1,000 people occupied
reserved seats In tho fifteen largo sec
tions of ' tho balcony and watched tho
lively spectacle until lattt In the even
ing. Some explained that It was morn
Interesting to look on than to dance.
others that they were tired out from
the New Year's eve celebration, while
still others frankly admitted that tho
new and energetic steps of the hesita
tion waltz, castle walk, one-step and
other up-to-the-mlnuto dances were qulto
Miss Nellie Magee, superintendent ot
tho City mission, for which tho wholo
uffulr was planned, was one of the honor
guests, having been Invited by the jjen
eral -arrangements commltteo to witness
th magnificent fete.
Among the many other prominent fig
ures In tho city's municipal and char
itable activity who were present wero
Mayor and Mrs. James C. Dahlman,
Chief ot Pollco and Mrs. Henry W.
Du. n, City Commissioner and Mrs. J. J.
Ryder, several city and count, commis
sioners and other officers of local govern
ment. Most Ilrllllant Affnlr.
A- compared with other big charity
balls given In Omaha during past years,
last night's affair was agreed by all to
lead the list, not only in magnificence
nnd brilliancy, but especially In finan
cial results. The previous record for
money raised by such meajia was 12,500.
which was cleared for the Ladles' Chris
tian Aid society in 1SS5 by a ball given
under the auspices ot Boclal and business
leaders, some of whom were promoters
of last night's ball.
Omaha also has reason to congratu
late Itself upon tro success of tho ball,
as compared to similar affairs given In
other cities of the middle west. Chicago
takes a back seat In the comparison, as
less than 11,000 was raised there by a
charity ball, while Denver, Kansas City.
St. IOuls and other cities on largo or
larger than Omaha; also showed a much
smaller profit for sweet charity.
Miss Portia Mansfield Swett ot Chicago
opened the evening's gaiety with a, series
of solo dances that wero enthusiastically
received and generously applauded. She,
was assisted In the program by the Misses
Irene natch ford and Mildred House of
Omaha, who alternated with pleasing
dances while Miss Swett was changing
The serving of refreshments began as
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