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The Omaha Daily Bee
The Sect Btulnesa Booster
an advertiiament in The Boo.
It BrlB(s tb Gutomcr to Yon.
VOL. XLI1II NO. 206.
OMAUA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 2o, 19H-FOUBTEEN PAGES.
On Trains and at
Kotel ITsws Stands, So.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
CHARLES BECKER IS
UIVEN NEW TRIAL;
GUN MEN MUST DIE
Supreme Court of New York Orders
New Trial of Former Police
REMANDED ON ERRORS
One Judge Holds that They Did Not
Affect Main Issue.
JUSTICE QOFF RESPONSIBLE
Majority of Court Holds His Rulingb
CASE OF GUN MEN AFFIRMED
Four Men Who Shot Iloscnthul to
Dcntli In Front of Hotel In Xcit
York Must Die In Elec
ALBANY. N. Y., Feb. 2I.-A now trial
was today granted 'Charles Becker, the
former Now York police lieutenant under
death sentence tor tho murder of Herman
Rosenthal by the court of appeals.
The court stood six to 6no. Justice
Werner filing the only dissenting opinion.
The convictions of tho four gunmen, who
appealed with Becker, were unanimously
Tho reversal was based entirely on er
rors held to have been committed by
Justlco Goff, during the trial. The ques
tion of tho weight of evidence against
Meckor ' entered In no way Into tho
opinion, though it. was discussed.
Judgo Werner held that the conviction
should be affirmed, because the main
facts tended, to prove Becker's guilt. Ho
said that the fact that the main witnesses
were gamblers, criminals, degenerates' and
murderers should have nothing to .do
with the decision. He said that there was
nothing to authorize the court of nppea'.s
to invade the province of the Jury "nor
to decide In advance what must be done
on another trial on a similar state of
The judge discussed the case fully as to
the facts and then the rulings of tho
trial Justice.- Ho declared that there was
no orror of law committed at the trial
which would Justify a reversal.
In tho gunmen's case, the court eaid
that the only question to be decided was
whother the court had erred. It was ap
'parenC the' court of appeals held, that
neither- unfairness nor error was shown
In tho case.
, Reason . for Rerernnl.
' Practically all responsibility for errors
committed at the trial was placed on
justice uoff. Tho only serious error at
iriDurto Disuiqt .Wrjw w.wtmnl
Ha,,,,fti m fii opening nunreas-nc ret
ferrctf toBecker as a "grafter." Becker,
not being" on trial "for grafting U'"was
held-tb district attorney should not
have made ihls atatcrhenti because i
might have prejudiced' the, jury. t
Th.e .court said that jt was Impossible
in an opinion to portray tho unfavorable
atmosphere that existed at the ' time of
the trial, but pointed out some of the
rulings of Justice Goff, Which were hold
to havo, prejudiced tho defendant's case.
Some of them follow:
At the opening of the com Justice Goff
threatened to have 'Sir. Mclntyro, senior
counsel for Becker, .removed by an of
ficer, because he objected to remarks of
the district attorney.
Justice Goff frequently criticized
Booker's counsel for trivial pccullorltleu
in. their forms of questions, Intervened to
protect the stale's witt-.t-.-ses on cross
examination and on or.o occasion when
Becker's counsel asked Mr. Whitman to
concede a fact, the justice said, "No, 1
lll not let him concede It." The haste
of the trial was also criticized.
Jicpemeuiy juaugu uoii rciusea to allow
Becker's counsel to have papers th
Mere entitled to that were in thn nosses-
- . i -
biuii ui mtj uiini:i uuorney unu eunio oi
the justice's rulings "passed be'ySnd the
limits of discretion and wcro erroneous
as matters of law."
It was pointed ou that Becker's counsel
KlmuUI l,.av in Pivn ., i.ii. n-
nr.ml.v i ,m....min. r, w.v,iJ.
Vallon and Schepps, who were in constant
communication and conference with each
other and were "engaged In the common
undertaking of attempting to save their
own lives by placing in forfeit that of
Innooent, Says Conimel,
NEW YORK, Feb. 24. Joseph A. Shay,
who became Becker's chief counsel after
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Forecast till 7 p. in. Wednesday:
For Omaha. Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Fair; rising temperature.
Tem pern In re nt Oraulia Yesterday.
5 n. in,
C a. m 3
7 a. m 4
S a. in a
9 a. m 0
10 a. in 8
11a . m 10
U in 11
1 p. in 15
2 P- m 17
3 p. m 19
4 p. m.i 29
5 P. m.... 19
R p. m 17
7 p. m 15 '
& n. m 15
Comparative Loviil Iteeonl.
1!4 l'" 191 1JH
Highest yesterday , ..... 20 2C 40 54
ivoweat yesterday 4 33 23
Mean temperature S 14 : 41
Precipitation , ft) .w) .01 .00
! tuT:raPfrUthen,ormPnrpC,p Ut'on "cp"r
- - - - - - - - - '
I Normal temperature
"Tk Deficiency for the day
Total excess since March 1.
Deflclendy for the day
Total rainfall since March 1
Deficiency since March 1 4.31 Inohv
Deficiency for cor. period, 1913.. 4.35 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period. 1P1S..13.MS inchos
Report from Slnll.ili nt 7 I. Al.
Button and Stat Temp. High- Rain-
of Walher '7 p.m. est. fall
Davenport, clear 2J V ,m
ues Moines, clear 1$ 3z . 0
Dodge City, clear. 55 .0)
North Platte, clear....... Sf 34 .'JO
Omaha, clear li 20 M
Hapld City, clear 30 40 .00
Khcridan. part cloudy 36 .00
sioux City. clar lf 4 .00
Valentine, clear 30 34 .0)
L. A. WELSH, Local Fqrecaster,
BRYAN CAN WAIT FOR BODY
Villa Says He Won't Accede to Re
quest at This Time.
SAYS BENTON A CATTLE THIEF
Uebel Chieftain Assert lie F.x
lieeted the ".V-nndnlou American
Pre" to Attack lllm Attont
WASHINGTON. Ftb. 2l.-Consular
Agent George C. Carothers at Jaurcz
telegraphed Secretary Bryan tonight that
he would not surrender the body of.
William S. Benton at this time, but
wtuld turn it over to the Vnltcd .States
at come later date with an additional
statement concerning Hcnton's death.
Call Iteiiton Cnttle Thief.
JUAREZ. Feb. SI. A telegram In which
General Villa at Chihuahua charges tho
late William S. Benton with being a cat
tle thief and with havlns committed four
murders was received at military head
quarters hero this afternoon.
( The telegram follows; -
"I expected the scandalous American
.press to attack, me about tho execution
of Benton, but I did not have any other
remedy to avoid now attempts of the for
eign Hucrtlstas, who, protected by the
flag of their country, believe that they
are authorized to commit tho greatest of
crimes. Benton was all his life a criminal
or tho worst kind. In the times of Ter
razas and Creel, protected by these men,
he killed more than four men without
any provocation whatever. Then, after
the taking of Chihuahua, In common with
the above named individuals and accord
ing to his own confession, he appropriated
more than 1,000 head of cattle which did
npt belong to him, and, furthermore, tho
day he came to eeo .me., be. attonipted to
cowardly assassinate me. Fortunately I
anticipated his movement and disarmed
him. AJ1 these motives, and especially
the last named one, forced mo to act se
verely against Benton, without taking
Into consideration tho fact that ho was
a foreigner, but' there are crimes which
I do not wish to leave unpunished. There
fore ha was executed with all Justlco and
I am disposed to give an account of the
execution to tho entire world. Please
make the above declaration to Mr.
Carothers and to the American press.
"General In Chief."
LAREDO, Tox., Feb. 24. Cleincnto Ver
garo, an American citizen, captured and
carried into Mexico recently by Moxlcan
federals, was hanged the morning after
his capture, according to advices brought
here today from Hidalgo, Mexico. Ver
gara had been ordered released by the
federal commander at Piedras Negras as
the result of representations In his be
half by the American authorities.
Grey It end ii Bryan Message.
LONDON., Feb. H.-lr Edward Grey.
British foreign secretary, told tho House
of Commons 'tndoy' the latest, develop-
w, , thojMeslcan situation. JIo said
Sir. Cecil Sprlng.IUce, British ambas
sador at-Washington had ljeen-lnstnicted
yesterday to inform the Untied States
government that'Greot Britain-considered,
it-, essential -for a 'British consul to visit,
the pptjr7her, Wliilatrj ..'Beht on was
Consul PerceveJ ,at Galveston has been
selected for this purpose and he was to
supply the best reports possible regard
ing "Benton's death "and concerning tho
two missing Englishmen, Laurence and
Curtl. Sir Cecil was Instructed to ask
the United States government as. Great
Britain had no' means of communicating
with General Villa, to Instruct the United
States consult at, Juarez In Inform Gen
eral Villa and to request an assurance
that the British consul would not be In
3tessnire from Ilrrnii.
Sir Edward ,Gry read a communication
from the State department at -Washington
which Sir Cecil Spring-nice, the
British ambassadbr cabled textually to
(Continued on Page Two.)
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TECUMSBH. Neb.. Fob. 2i.-(SpecIal.)-
I Dr. A. r. Fltxelmmoim, who for the past
fifteen or- eighteen-years has practiced
. ... .M .. . . .
i" j ecu wizen, is 10 receive an
appointment to the Philippine comnils
slon, according to Word that cornea from
Washington. D. C. He Is to be ono of
five 'members of the commission. The
appointment Is to come direct from Gov
ernor Francfa Burton Harrison, and will
bo made about April 1, It is said tho
Hitchcock-Bryan deadlock over federal
I appointments will have no effett In this
case, and that tho appointment does not
have to be confirmed by the United
States senate. Congressman J. A. Ma
gulre of the Frst Nebraska district en
dorses tho Tecumseh physician. Dr. Fltz
almmor.s having served the congressman
as committeeman In Johnson county for
several years. Dr. Fltzslmmons has re
sided In the Philippines, having been a
United states army surgeon there. Ho
speahs Spanish and understands condi
tions In the Islands.
CEDAR BLUFFS WOODMEN
FAVOR HOUSE CLEANING
CEDAR BLUFFrf, Neb.. Feb. 24.-(Hpe-clal.)
Fcllowing are the resolutions
passed by the local camp of the Modern
Woodmen at its last regular meeting:
Whereas, Wc hold that tho adoption
of tho Chicago rates was a fraud upon the
membership of the order, and a part of
a diabolical scheme on the part of our
head officers and old line companies to
kill fraternal societies In general, and
Whereas. We bellevi our head officer
have twed oar general fund In a most
lavish and unwarrantable manner and for
purposes not for tho best inttrefct of the
soeiety. therefore be It
imHoivrti. inai wn are i nn irnn k n-
P. ".e Chicago rate, and demand
I that ,tflfrfita h- Aln.. mil in lh
i stato and head camps, who shall be In-
I structed to uce every honorable means to
secure their repeal, arid
i Kesolved. that w firmly oppose thn
.l..lnn n ant. ,.f I .1.1
Woodmen of Amtrlra. nnv nn u-lm -n
In any manner responsible for the adop
tion of the Chicago rates or Interested In
seeing their enforced.
TAX ON FOREIGN BUILT
YACHTS DECLARED VALID
i WASHINGTON. Feb. 24. -The tax on
the use of forelKh b'tflt yachts Imposed
upon American citizens by the old Payne
Aldrlch tralff art was upheld as con
stitutional today by the supreme court.
WIN BLEACHED FLOUR
CASE HIGH COURT
United States Supreme Bench Rules
that Process May Be Used in
CASE SENT BACK FOR RE-TRIAL
Omaha Lawyer, One of Attorneys,
Says it is Ended.
DECISION IS FAR-REACHING
Means Food May Not Be Condemned
WORTH MILLIONS TO THE STATi.
Miller Sny tlint It In Equivalent t
Several Cent llxliel lnuC'lJ"
of the Farm of State of
WAs-HlNGTON, Feb. 24,-The supreme
couit today sent the so-called blenched
flour case back to the district court for
Tho caso was tcnt back with Instruc
tions that the law wna that foods not
containing enough questionable sub
stances to Injure health were not con
demned. Tho decision indirectly reaches out to
thousands of articles of food. In effect
the court held that the government can
not condemn food unless It can show that
enough poisonous Ingredients ho'o been
added to cnuso Injury to health.
Tho governmont had sought to cstnbllsh
that the law was violated If tho presence
of any amount of poisonous substance
was found In food. It was contended any
other Interpretation would make unen
forceable that section of tho law prohibit
ing tho adding of any poisonous or other
deleterious Increments to article which
might render food Injurious to health.
Thn case was tried In the fedorai court
for the- western district of Missouri.
Means MtlllonH to State.
LINCOLN, Feb. 24.-(8peclal Telegram.)
Herbert E. Gooch of tho Goocli Milling
company of Lincoln Is feeling particularly
pleased over the ruling pt tho supreme
court favorable, to tho bleaching of flour.
"This decision means millions of dollars
to Nebraska," said Mr. oGoch tonight.
"Nebraska wheat produces a flour that is
not entirely wohlto, but by the Bystem
used by us we bleach it so that it com
pares with tho best flour In the country.
Tho nystem Is entirely harmless and
enables the Nebraska flour to bring as
good a price as any other flour.
"Had tho court, decided otherwlso It
would havo moant that Nebraska wheat
would have Drought several cents a
-bt'shel lea4baruitvrlll nd the "farmers
of tho state' would havo been tho losers.
The decision means a great deal to Ne
lllstory of Case.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.. Feb. 21,-Tlie .Lex
ington Mill and Elovntor company was
found guilty In tho federal district court
hern four years ago of violation of the
pure fcod laws by the process It used in
The government spent several years in
preparing prosecution. The caso against
the Lexington company was a test casa.
the decision In which affected scores of
millers who shipped bleached flour in
interstate commerce. Tho government
laboratories and expert chemists engaged
as special assistants carried on experi
ments in an attempt to show that the
bleaching method used Instilled a poison
Into tho flour. ,-
Had not the verdict of tho lower court
been set asldo tho artificial and more
rapid method of bleaching flour would
have ceased. Before the Invention of
the process that started the litigation
flour was bleached by the long and tedi
ous method of storing.
CASK IS ENDED, SAYB SMITH
Oninlia T.aTryer Declarcn There
JVever Will Be Ile-Trlnl.
"This was the famous case brought by
the government to test whethor or not
Nebraska millers were violating tho pure
food laws by bleaching flour, so that they
could compete in the markets of tho
world with the northern, whlto-flour
millers. The case was tried In Kansas
City and the supremo court, In sending
it back, for retrial, reverses the decision
of the lower court." says Ed P. Smith
of Smyth, Smith & Schaller, who fought
tho case for the Nebraska millers.
"Thero will never be a ro-trlal," said
Mr, Smith, "This ends tho case. Tho
government will drop it and Nebrasku
millers may continue to bleach their
flour. They have never stopped bleach
ing and they never will. The goern
ment will never undertake to force tho
Nebraska millers from bleaching their
flour. This Is a complete vindication."
The government Investigated the sev
eral bleaching processes, the electrical
process being most generally used. For
th'.- Nebraska millers Clmrles F. Crow
ley. city . chemist and chemist for
Crelghton university, analyzed several
rarcples of bleached flour and reported
that no more Impurities wero found In
such samples than In tho unbleached
samples he examined.
"Blcuched flour Is Just as Kood for
jfood as tho unbleached flour," said Pror.
.Crowley. "The fight against it was a
I commercial fight, instituted by tho
SUPREME COURT ASKED
TO REVIEW RYAN CASE
; WASHINGTON, Feb. 24Formnl appll-
ration was made to supremo court today
! for a review of the conviction of Frank
' M. Jtyan and other Structural Iron Woik-
era' union officials on the to-called dyna
miting Indictments at Indianapolis.
BOONE GIRL BECOMES
BRIDE OF OMAHA MAN
CHICAGO, ill., Feb. 3l.-8peclal Tile,
gram.) William G. Lansing. 316 South
Twenty-seventh avenue, Omaha, was
licensed here today to marry Mils Nora
Whslen of Boone, la.
-Drawn for The Bee by Powell,
FEW REPORTJNCOME TAXES
Estimated Five Thousand Have
Failed to Make Returns.
MUST BE IN BEFORE MARCH 1
Inspectors Are Not Ileqolred to Call
Upon Anyone to Get Their State
ments, Which Mnst Be
Five thouraild farmers', stockmen; mar
chants, .bankers and' profceslonnlmen In
fooraBka" may wake "iTp"'s6nio Inornlng
next weok and find tllctnselven being
prosecuted by tho government for fnlluro
to file nn inconio tux statement as is rei
quired by law', before March 1.
Although but four days remain for
some 5,000 Ncbraskans to make the re
turn of the "Incomes to Ross L. Ham
mond, collector of Internal revenuo for
tile stale of Nebrasku, thero Is lltttlo
rush nt that office, and a few of theso
5,000 people seem to realize that their
failure to comply with tho Incomo tax
law by filing a statement of their in
comes beforo March 1 may subject them
to a flno of from $3) to $1,000.
It was originally estimated by the fed
eral officers that 0JW0 persons In No
brayka would be compelled to pay tax
urTder tho new Income tax law. Al
though the icqiilreinents of the law have
been very generally "published, most per
sons seem to' believe that a collector will
visit them, or a request for the state
ment will be mailed them.
Tho law requires that ' persons must
file their statements with' tho collector of
Internal revenue, nnd there' Is no clause
which may permit tho violator of the
law to eecupo, on tho ground' tiidt no
body asked him to file tho" statement.
If only the minimum, penalty 'assessed
against these 5,000 delinquent taxpayers
the sum would yield perhaps .more1 than
the collection of tho tax really duo the
Corporations have been much more
.',ttw. , iiiii n.uitia ,uai, kite
individuals, and many suits may bo in
, stitutcd by the government authorities
here ns soon as the Inspectors can verity
tho suspicion that tho-Individual should
huvo reported, but failed to do bo.
POLK CELEBRATES -OPENING
OF NEW LIGHTING SYSTEM
POLK. Neb., Feb. 2l.-(SnecIal.)-)no
hundred members nnd guests of tho Polk
Commercial club sat down to tho annual
club banquet, which was given in the
Ayres' hotel on Friday evening. Tho elec
tric lights wore turned an in the vlllaira
for tho first tlmo that evening and tli
streets were brilliantly lighted with tho
electroliers, while the dining room of tho
hotel shone with Innumerable electric
lights, the room having been specially
wired for the occasion. After a three
course banquet" had beon served, the
guests listened to short addresses by Jlev.
Henry Zlnivckor nnd Bev. F. W. Ben
jamin, and then W. M. Man pin of Lin
coln, tho principal speaker of the oven-
J Ing, was Introduced by II. M. McGaffln,
president or tho club. Short talks were
mado by Postmaster Sharer nnd other
members of the club.
The National Capital
Turmlsjr, Fberuary - 1 1 Ifll-t,
Met at nopu,
Coiifurencs mi Alnska bill were again
Mr. Norris' resolution for certain in
formation on the New Haven reorganisa
tion wuh warmly debated. ,
Adjourned at 5:3? p. m. to noon,
Met at noon.
Frgont deflrleney bill again dvbutud.
Hearing on tho Iji Follntto seamen's
bill before r-oninieree rrimmtttee.
Hlver and harbors bill, rarrylng til,-
im. reiMiritxj ironi com.nimic.
HepreentHMvr Green gave notice of hit
Intention to speak on his resolution for
investigation of Bock Island railroad
Adjourned it 5 K p, m. to noon,
is Construed by the
Court of Appeals
3AN FKNCIBCO, Feb. 24.-8lxtecn
hours' work Is sixteen hours' work,
whether tho worker Is employed part of
tho tlmo an an engine wiper and port as
n conductor, or all of tho tlmo continu
ously, nt one Job or. tho pther nnd any
employment for "additional hours w(thln
tho saino .working day of 21. hours, con
stitutes a vlqiatlpn of tho federal jitajiilo.
IVH'millh fci.w .luM.n v ...... uui. MtuiM
This was the decision here today bl the
United States court of appeals. In a test
cuHo originally decided against the Great
Northern railroad by- the -United States
District court of Idaho. The lower court
fined tho company HQ0 and tho Judgment
After, working sixteen hours as a flrp
man on a run between Hlllynrd, Wash.i
and Laclede, Idaho, F. Burgen was com
pelled to work , eight hours nioro nn a
watchman whllo his train stood on n sld
Ingx. "Tylnif up'on a siding for any purpose,"
held thn court, "whether to await orders
or for tho passing of other trnlns or for
any other purpose, connected with tho
transportation of freight or passengers
Is us much a part of the general move
ment of the train ns the nctual running
Sweetheart, Who is
Bride of a Week
BAN 'FRANCISCO, Cal., Feb, 24.-Dls-appointed
in love, Abraham' Pepper of
Tacoma, Wash., called Mrs. Dorothy
Johnson, his former sweetheart and brldo.
of a week, Into tho halt of the hotel
where she was spending her honeymoon,
today, shot her dead nt her husband's!
feet, and thon shot himself. With a
bultet In his head Pepper was rushed to
the Central Emergency hospital, where
his chance for recovery was said to be
Abraham Pepper and F. L. Johnson,
manager of a Tacoma inualo store, were
rivals for the hand of Miss Dorothy Dan
hauser. Pepper had kept company with
tho young woman for five years, but
Johnson was successful and a week ago
ho and his bride left Tacoma for a
honeymoon trip In California. '
Topper followed and today he called
at Johnson's room. Mrs. Johnson opened
'tho door and Pepper fired. As tho woman
j ctumplcd to tho floor without a word,
anu wnue me nusoana was rusiung to
ward her assailant, Peppor shot himself.
Warm Debate Over
Charges of Norris
Against the N, H,
WASHINGTON. Feb. 24.-8cnator Nor
ris' resolution railing on the attorney
general for certain Information as to the
status of negotiations for reorganizing
of the New Haven & Hartford railroad
was warmly debated today In the senate.
Senator Norris said someone had stolen
"I object to Mich loose statement as
that somebody has stolen $200,000,000," de
clared Senator Llppert of llhode Island.
"If the senator means to say that the
directors robbed the stockholders of tho
rond, he Is In great error. At the mnst
there wero only errors of judgment. The
adjustment cannot go on satisfactorily if
unwarranted statements of that kind aro
Senator Norris doclared If the senate
had reached the point "where It was un
willing to throw the light on the de
predation of a lot of pirates," It ought
not to wonder nt the existence of anar
chlMs In the country.
Senator Lodge xald ho would spr-al; on
the resolution tomorrow and It went
STATE FAIR BOARD IN OMAHA
Holding First Meeting in Years in
IS CONSIDERING ATTRACTIONS
Member Hay that the Anto Nhovr la
the - Maarnct Which Attracted
Them to Oinnlin Sign Up
For tho first tlmo since the Nebraska
Htute fair ;Usd- to be lieid In Douglas
county tho board br managers '"of tlfif
Stato Board of Agriculture, popularly
known u" 1,10 tato Blr hoard, met in
Omaha yesterday. The Auto show at the
Omaha Auditorium Is admitted to havo
been ono of tho drawing cards which
caused tho meeting to be called for
"It was Just ns cheap for us to come to
Omaha na to go to Lincoln," ono of tho
members explained, "and besides, we
had somo business matters here and ono
of our members wanted to get pointers
from tho Auto show to use In tho nil to
section at tho next state fair, September
7 to II, Inclusive,"
To Abolish Passes,
Although no action In regard to passes
to the fair wus taken nt tho morning ses
sion and nmy not bo taken at all, ac
cording to Secretary It. Mellor of
Lincoln. President Joseph lloberta of
Fremont ventured his personal opinion
that tho board would piibably abolish
all freo passes to the stato fair, as has
been dono In Missouri. The matter came
up when a question jvas asked him by a
man visiting the meeting. Ho ald he
was opposed to freo passes to the fair
and expected the board to go on record
against them. The question was originally
brought up recently by editors of stato
papers, who refused to hereafter accept
fair passes In pay for advertising In
Talk of Attractions.
Most of tho board's tlmo at the morning
session was consumed with consideration
of proposed attractions for tho state fair
noict fall. It was tentatively decided to
spend" between J7,5nn and J10.000 for pro
fesslonnl auto races, an aeroplane-auto
race, exhibitions by Indians, acrobats,
comedians and other entertainers, who
will be tho drawing cards of tho fair.
Tho proposed auto races by professionals
from the Indianapolis speedway, under
the direction of Moross and J. Aleo
Hloane.'wnre favorably considered as tho
most desirable drawing card and tho
biggest attraction that It would be possi
ble to secure. If contracted for, the auto
races would be held on Labor day, the
first day of the fair.
Lincoln Beachey In an aeroplane, racing
gainst Barney Oldfleld In an auto, was
another feature that was considered. The
final decision will probably be made
Tho only actual voting by tho board
was In awarding the contract to print
ine state fair premium lists to the West
ern Advertising company of Lincoln,
whose bid of 12.01 par page was the low-
est, considering other provisions. It wna
decided not to sell nny space In the book
lets for advertising.
Secretary Mellor reported that he had
already contructed for two attractions
for the fair. He said he mado his de
cision In favor of Patrick Conway's band
because the only other band available for
the date had tango dances with It, of
which he did not approve.
The sessions are being held In tho Agri
cultural society's rooms in tho court
house. Thoso present arc President Hob
erts. Secretary Mellor, Peter Youngera
of Geneva, W. It. Wolcott of Palmer,
State Senator J. A, Ollls of Ord and
John McArdle of South Omaha. The sev
enth inomber, Charles Itudgc, of Lincoln,
Is now In Texss on a trip.
WIIniiii SIutii i:luht-llour Hill.
WASHINGTON, Feb. It.-Prcsldent Wd
son today signed a bill limiting the hour
of labor vt women in the Ihstriu of
j Columbia to eight hours
BIG ATTRACTION AT
Hundreds Flock to Auditorium to.
Hear Delightful Music and
to View the Cars.
ORCHESTRA IS AUGMENTED
Success of the Ninth Annual Show
is Now Assured.
MANY SALES OF MOTOR CARS
Regardless of Special Attraction,
Salesmen Sign Contraots.
DEALERS COME IN DROVES
Number of Denier Attending: tlio
Event Thin Year Surpae by Far
Those lteeorileil During Pre
Music lovers nnd nutomohlln lovers
nllko turned out Tucsdny nvenllig to at
tend tho ninth annual automobile show
"Musical Night." Thero was plenty C
entertainment nnd diversion for all.
Those who enmo to hear tho delightful
inusls occupied seats In the balcony nnd
gave their attention to the melodies
which flonlod out over tho big Audi
torium pi-omulyntcd from Neble's or
ehestro, Tlio orehestru win augmented
to dnublo Its ordinary size nnd special
lopulnr airs, operatic selections nnd band
inarches wcro plnyed. Those who cam
to look nt the machines did so without
difficulty for thero was a thiong of
salesmen ntwnys on the nlcrt to bo of
The crowd was nhnost as Inrge ns the
crowd Monday night. The music proved
to be an excellent attraction and n worthy
one aa well. Tho musicians did thoir
lust to prove their mettle and they wero
highly successful, Their selections wcro
applauded time and again and the most
popular ones had to be repeated in order
to satisfy the apparently Insatiable dc
slres of thoso with musical ears.
Many Out-nf-Toivii Denier.
Tho multitude of out-of-town dealers,
who have come to Omaha to witness the
ninth annual show has surpassed In num
bers oven tho flourishing expectation of
tho most opttmlstlo of the Omaha ngents.
Kvcry train brings more of tho Missouri
valley territory men and Clarlto Powell
asserted that a mcnger estimate would
put the number nbove 1,500. Already thero
aro over 1.200 heor and many more nro
coming in as fast ns tho delayed trains
will bring them.
Attendance U Large.
..The fact that thehwstw well nt
tended ia one of the most pleasing
features from thn viewpoint of tho di
rector, nnd stockholders. ' All of the
Omaha agents had persuaded their fac
tories to send thoir biggest men to thl.i
event nnd they wcro a bit doubtful that
tho factory men would appreciate Omaha
ns compared to New York and Chicago.
Last year, which was a banner year,
brought approximately 1,000 out-of-town
dealers heer and It wis conceded that nn
equal number this year would bo a suf
ficiency. Thero Is not a factory man at
tho show who does not admit that outsido
of Chicago nnd Now York cannot bo
Ah a reault of tho throng of visiting
dealers contracts for spring and sum
mer deliveries nro being mado ns fast
as the order blanks can bo filled out.
And tho deliveries call for not ono or
two cars, but several car loads of earn,
an unprecedented event except In tho
CBes of soveral of the larger dealers
at the Omaha show. Omaha agents who
ordered tralntoads of mitrhlnes for dis
tribution have found that their orders
were short and are sending hurry mes
sages to tho factories for more cars.
i: n tire Flrnia Come.
Another feature about the visiting
dealers which Is especially delightful is
thn fact that tho former custom of ono
member of the firm making tho Journe
hero has been abolished. Not only has
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