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VOL. XLtV NO. 169.
OMAHA, FKIDAY MORXIXti, JANUAHY 1, 1 !M 5 TAV FATY-EKl 1 IT 1(JKS.
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SHOWS GAINS IN
SPITE J TIMES
Nearly Every Line of Endeavor
Show an Increase Over Last
Tear's Big Showing.
MANUTACTURING IS BEST
Figures Indicate Three Million More
Products Made Here Than
TACEERS ALSO SHOW GAIN
Eight Million More is Received for
Finished Products Than
The New Mileage Book
GRAIN SHIPMENTS ARE UP
Seven Million Bushels More is Sent
Out from Omaha Market.
BUILDING PERMITS GREATER
Iomm Are Small and All Omaha la
Looking Forward to a Moat Pro,
peroua Season Daring? toe
Manufacturing- .9196.318,637 $193,385,671
Jobbing" lb9.W4.4U7 lei,6a,6J3
Keal eat. traua. 8,4tu,tfl! 9,471,301
Pack nee. output lla,4tt4,17 105,oog,ooo
Smelter output. 87,141,148 31.414.4uJ
drain rac, btt... 66,464,100 68,674,700
Grain ship., bu.. 67.317,800 60,086,600
Bank clearing. .9883,717,101 9908,847,678
Bank deposits . . 61.750.698 61,184,670
Build's; permlta . 4,610,468 4,110,733
XiIVE STOCK RECEIPTS.
Cattle (head) . . 936,694 961,381
Hogra (head) ... 8,867,384 8,637,373
aheap (bead) . . . 3,147.434 3,814,640
Notable Increases la business in
Omaha over last year are noted In
figures in the manufacturing output.
In the packing house output. In the
shipments of grain and in building
operations. While gains are shown
in many of these items, decreases In
aggregate business are shown in
some other lines. On the whole, the
business men regard this as an espe
cially good year for Omaha, In view
of the more or less depression exist
ing elsewhere, and In view of the
fluctuation of conditions occasioned
by the war in Europe.
In round numbers the manufac
tured output of Omaha's factories
during 1914 ran $3,000,000 ahead
of the output of 1913.
The jobbing business, on the other
hand, showed a decrease of some $2,000,000.
Building permits isBued during the year
wore for buildings aggregating practi
cally $00,000 more than In 1913. Some
thing over 1,300 building permit were
issued during the year, of which nearly
MM were for residences. The rest were
(or business property.
Lumber Baalneaa Gala.
A notable gain was shown In the lum
ber jobbing business out of Oinalia for
tlm year. Nearly $1,000,000 increase is
shown here, or something over 12 per
cent above last year. This la taken to
be significant as to the building opera
tions both in Omaha and in Nebraska,
as well as in the immediately adlolning
states served by the lumber Jobbing
Jioiifos of Omaha.
The Jobbing of clothing and wearing
aprurcl shows an increase of $15,0i0,
which, although It is not large, is con
sidered significant of Nebraska'a pros- j
)-rily in the face of business adversity
in some sections of the country. Furnace
supplies show an increase of $3,000.
Heal estate transfers, according to the
figures obtainable in the office of the reg
ister of deeds, show a slight decrease.
This, however, Is no longer considered
significant, as the custom is steadily
growing of filing deeds wiUi the mere
nominal consideration of "$1" given to
make the record legal, when, as a matter
of fact, the transfer often involves $100,
00.) or more.
Unnk I.sa la Small.
Decreases were shown in the bank
clearings for the year, due, bankers say.
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Tlie lews of Great llrltain con
crrnlnn tln detention of American
e(s('lM by Hrttlsh warships were
made Known to Ambassador Phsp
by Foreign Secretary (Irey in Lon
don. Although llif formal reply
to President Wilson's note has not
been draft (Mi, Sir Kdward (Irey
outlined the position taken by
himself and his rollenKues.
From the fragmentary and con
flicting official reports of the war
today two main tendencies are
observed. In the west, nlong the
entire front, from Alaare to the
North S?ea, the allies are exerting
steady pressure and. according to
their claims, some of which have
not been disputed by Germany,
they have made slow progress al
most everywhere. In the east the
defeat of the Austrtans in Oallcla
Is not denied and the German
forces In Poland appear to have
found it extremely difficult to
continue their advance toward
Warsaw. Ilerlln states that
further progress Is being made,
but Petrograd believes the Ger
man offensive has broken down.
An official communication from
Petrograd Indicates that ono of
the most sanguinary battles of
the war, in proportion to the num
bers Involved, has taken place in
The Japanese Foreign office
announces that no nation has re
quested that a Japanese army be
sent to Europe.
The Servian minister to France
is quoted in Paris as saying that
Servla is planning an Invasion of
BIG OFFENSIVE "
MOVE OF ALLIES
General Advance on German in
West Will Be Postponed Till Ar
rival of More English Troops.
TENTATIVE THRUSTS FAIL
Leaders Think Move Now Would En
tail Losses Out of Proportion
to Advantages Gained.
RUSSIA IS HOLDING ITS LINES
Some Activity in West Neaemry to
Prevent Germans from Sending
Troops to East.
NEW FACTORS IN SITUATION
Drawn for The Bee by llal Cotfman.
THE LITERACY TEST
Upper Chamber Refuses to Strike
Mooted Clause from Immi
VOTE FORTY-SEVEN TO TWELVE
Anti-Mormon Amendment to Bill
Adapted Overwhelmingly, Hoahcs
nd t'tah Member Only
Onea Against It.
Six French Sailors Make Victory -
Sure by Sacrificing Themselves
Forecast till 7 p. m. Friday:
For Nebraska Fair; colder by tonight.
Temperature at Omaha Yeeterday.
' Hours. Dos--
5 a. m i
A a. in 11
7 a. m 10
8 a. rn 10
9 u. in 13
10 a. m 14
11 a. ni ll
12 in 22
1 p. m U
t p. in 2H
5 p. m i W
4 p. in L".i
6 p. in
6 p. m 'is
7 p. m 27
8 p. m 27
Comparative Local Record.
iau 1913. U1Z 1911.
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WASHINGTON, Dec. 31.-By a vote of
47 to 12. the senate today refujwd to
strike from the immoral -ti bill the
literacy tent for admission of alliens.
Senator Keed then proposed an amend
ment to exclude "all aliens not of the
Senator Iteed's amendment Immediately
aroused considerable opposition. Chair
man Smith of the immigration committee
said he did not think it should bo passed
bm it aimed at exclusion, while the spirit
of the bill was only restrictive. (Senator
Ixidge declared that the amendment
would exclude some persons not of the
Caucasian race who make good citizens.
The latter was defeated by a voto of
43 to 10.
Heated discussion was aroused when
Senator Reed offered a further amend
ment to Hubstllute in the exclusion pro
vision for the words "those who admit
their belief in the practices of polyg
amy" the words "those who believe in,
advocate or practice polygamy."
Senator Smoot of Utah recounted to the
senate tlio original action of the Momum
church In forbidding plural marriage
since 18110, recalling alos the declaration
of President Joseph F. Smith in 18M and
denounced the amendment as an ill-timed
reflection upon the Mormon people.
The amendment to the polygmany sec
tion was adopted by overwhelming vote.
Senators Smoot and Sutherland of I'tah
and Hughes of New Jersey voted against
it Senator Hughes said he did not be
lleveVny religious belief should be made
a teat for admission to this country.
lowest yesterday ,
Mean temperature .
turea from the normal:
IVflciency for the diiy ,
Total excels eluce March 1..
leflc Iency for the day
Total rainfall alnce March 1.,
lieflf'lency since March 1
1 leflclency for cor. period. 1918
Deficiency for cor. period. U12
Heporta from atatloaa at T P. M.
Station and Stat Temp. High. Kain
r W eather. 7 p. in. est. fall.
Cheyenne, partly cloudy.. 34 44 U
Davenport, cloudy 14
iH-nvar. clear 4X
IVa Molnea. floor D
IhMlve "I ty, clear 40
North I'lalte. pU cloudy ?i
tm:ha. cloudy 27
t lieridan, cloudy :VJ
Ktoux city, cloudy 'il
ale n Line, partly cloudy. i
1 JL. WELSH. Local forecaster.
Moraht Thinks Euss
Will Soon Evacuate
the Polish Capital
BERLIN (Via The Hague and London),
Dec. 31. Major Moraht, the military ex
pert, discussing in the TageUatt the east
ern war situation, says:
"AU military authorities, arc agreed
that the I'ollsh capital must soon be
evacuated. Its value as a foi l 'ess, as Is
well known, is Blight, but the strongly
fortified position In front of the forts, it
must be expected, will be well defended.
Nevertheless it would require strong
forces to hold them.
"It appears, moreover, as if the Rua
slan general staff attaches greater Im
portance In bringing its main foroea un
broken behind the Vistula rather than
develop the full strength wcat thereof.
However, the plana of the Russian staff
are unknown, and hence it Is not impos
sible that it still Intends holding the re
gion west of the Vistula, with political
prnstlge as the factor, despite the dangers
attending such a plan.
"At any rate, the raid of the Russians
north of the I'ollca will settle the fate
of the army operating; la Uallcia."
PARIS, Dec. SI. How the heroic self
sacrifice of six French bluejackets made
possible tlio capture of St. Georges, a
town less than two mUes from Nleuport,
is described by the Matin's war corre
spondent In Flanders. He says:
"The attackers had driven the Germans
from the advance trenches, but taking
refuge in the houses In the village, the
Germans soon placed their assailants in
a difficult position. The situation of a
force of Belgians isolated on a strip of
land surrounded by a flood became crit
ical and the artillery alone was t bla to
effect anything against the enemy. The
Britlfdi batteries at Ramscapelle tried,
but their, shells burst over the French.
"Six IjIlu Jackets then loaded a three
inch gun on a lurge punt and poled along
the canal behind the village, running the
gauntlet of the German rifles. Aa one
was hit another took the pole and con
tinued until he In turn fell. Tlie sixth
man was mortally wounded as with a
last puBli he sent the punt to the bank
where the Fronch advance guard was
"The gun was quickly loaded and a
few shots at 3X) yards brought the houses
on top of tho Germans, who retreated
Into the arms of a battalion of Belgians.
The latter completed tho enemy's rout.
"Meanwhile the French column tri
umphantly took possession of tho heap
of ruins which was formerly St. Georges
and before night tho engineers had es
tablished a bridge head, enabling the al
lies' artillery to debouch on the right
bank of tho Yser."
Over Three Hundred Men Given Em
ployment by New Concerns
Which Come to City.
TWO MILLION OF CAPITAL
PAGE HAS LONG
TALK WITH GREY
Ambassador and Foreign Minister
Have Extended Conference on
VIEW OF CABINET IS EXPLAINED
British Diplomat la Able to Olve
Opinion of lllmavlf and Col
leaaruea na Developed at
NOT-ON JAY WEST
Tokio Denies Report that Army Has
Started for Europe by Way
NOT APPROACHED ON SUBJECT
France and Russia Are Hnld to Be
Favorable to 4far. Project, bnt
England Hesitate to
Ask tor Help.
. LONDON. Dec. 31. Walter Hlnee rage,
the American ambassador, held an ex
tended conversation this afternoon with
Sir Kdward Grey, the British aecretary
of foreign affairs, on the subject of Pres
ident Wllxon's note of protest against
the detention of American shipping by
As the note had been discussed by mem
bers of the British cabinet yesterday,
the foreign secretary was able to prehent
to the ambassador the combined views of
himself und his colleagues.
The official information bureau this
afternoon gave out the following state
ment: "An anawer to the American note will
be drawn up aa aoon aa possible. It will
be in the same friendly spirit in which
the American note Is written."
Kaiser Wishes Us All
A' Happy New Year
BKRH.V (By Wlreleaa to Indon). Deo.
il Lmperor William lias sent from the
army headquarters a message to Presi
dent Wilson, conveying his wishes for a
happy Now Year. The emperor also ex
preuaea hla beat wishes for the welfare
of the United State
TOKIO, Dec. SI. In its denial of reporta
that Japanese troops had been landed at
Vladivostok or any other place, en route
to Europe, the" foreign office Included
"Japan has not been approached by
Great Britain or any other country to
aend an army to Europe."
It is learned from other aourcea here
that France and probably Russia are
favorable to tho project of sending
Japanese troops to Kurope, but that
Kngland heeitatea to ask for Japan's
help. The financial phase of the matter.
It is stated, could be arranged, but the
economic and political questions involved
Meantime, frequent meetings are called
in Tokio by partisans of the project to
awaken public enthusiasm In this direc
tion anl there is an active' discussion in
the newspapers supporting the plan to
It la stated that the assistance of
Count Oku ma, the premier, has been
solicited by supporters of the project.
List Doe, Not Include Borne Firms
Which Have Jnat Incorporated,
hot Which Have Not Bnllt
Their Plnnta Here.
Now lndustrleslocated In Omaha dur
ing the year outside of retailers show an
Investment of capital aggregating $1,79"!,
BOtl. They employ ft total of .115 employes.
There are twenty-oix of these new in
dustries employing from one man to
The list does not Include companies
just Incorporated that have not yet built
their plant or are not yet located. Fol
lowing Is the list as prepsred from the
Information in the handa of the Commer
cial club of Omaha:
American Tire A R. Co.... J 2..
Mullock Mh. Ii Sup. Co.. 3I.(M)
Cudithy Refining Co. (Huo-
cessoi's to dm. Oil Co.)..
De Vaiighn-Werter Seed... ".(
Klec. Feature Film Kx ... .
FamoiiH K. Clean. & D... M
Fernery, Thn l,i
Friend? V. W. Mfg. Co 3.iO
General Merc. Co Mo.OoO
German-Am. State Bank... Mi.ftm
Holly Auto Trimming Co... 2..VJ0
1-uke Side Ice Co l(M,lio
lewls, Joe h.(t
lyal Power Co lli.ucO
Mei Jraw Co., The
Morris Cash & Credit Reg-
iHter Co l.oot). nnn
Omaha Cut Glass Co hn.ttm
( Mini ha Sash & Poor Co. .. l'.
Oimiha Trunk Factory 10i
O'Meara Belling Co 5,fA
Oti F.levator ( 'o
fiverlani Omaha Co lO.Ortl
Shepherd. G. F.. Florence.. ,
Simpson Wind Mill & Ma
chine Co In on
Skinner Mfg. Co lysmat
C H. Wall Paper Co 3,
Report of War Office Reads Much
Like the Account of a Foot
HOUSE TO HOUSE FIGHTING
One Village lu Alsaee Held Half by
tierman Troopa and Half by
French Troopa Mora
PAIUHf Dec. S1.-THO French f.fTlclal
announcement given o"t in l'ar!s thli
afternoon relatea a continuance of ar
tillery exchangee with the enemy and
further advances, messuied by yards, of
French soldiers at various points on the
line of battle. Counter attacka of the
enemy were driven baCk, and in Alsace
a certain village ia held half by German
and half by French troopa. The fighting
here has been from house to house, and
It continues today. The text of the com
"From the sea as far as the Alsne
yesterday passed with relative calm.
There were artillery exchanges on so mo
points of thn front. In Champagne, to
the west of the Alger farm, which is
north of Slllery, In the section of Rhelms,
the enemy during the night blew up two
of our trenches and then delivered against
these positions an attack which our men
"To the north of Mesnil-Iios-Hurlus we
occupied certain position on the enemy's
second line of defense. In this same re
gion, at a point to the north of the farm
of N. Beuusejour, we also occupied some
trenches. Tho enemy delivered a counter
attack, but was driven back. We then
resumed the offensive and we were sue
cessful in gaining some more ground.
"In the aamo lone, and further to tho
east, certain German forces, which were
advancing to deliver a counter attack
against us, were brought under the fire
of our artillery and dispersed.
"In the Arifonne and In the vicinity of
Fontaine Madame, we exploded a mine
and occupied the resultant e vacation; tills
gate us a slight advance.
"Between the Mouse and the MosUe, In
the region of the forest of Mortemart,
about 1j0 yards of German trenches fell
into our hands.
"In the upper Alsace, French troops
have entered the village of Stclnbach
and have occupied with house-to-house
fighting one half of the community."
Two or Three Smaller Nations Prob
ably Will Enter the War.
RACIAL UNREST IN AUSTRIA
noamantan Subjects of Francis
Joseph "aid to Be mt Point of
Rebellion More Afr Raids
LONDON. Dec. 31. Tliera kt In
creasing Indications In the opinion
of British, observers of events on the
continent that a serious allied offen
plve movement against the whole
German line in the western arena of
the war will be postponed until such
time as larger contingents of Lord
Kitchener's new army take the field.
The loam of the allies sustained up
to the present time In the tentative
thrusts forward here and there have
been heavy In proportion to the gains
achieved, and it is understood that
the various leaders unite in the opin
ion that the sacrifices entailed by a
general advance at this time would
be too great.
The turn of events In the eastern the
ater of hostilities, whero Russia appears
to ba more than holding Its own, neces
sitates, nevertheless, continued hard pres
sure against the German linos In tho
west to prevent them from moving any
more of their troopa to tho eastern fluid.
Uerutans Fortify La Hasarr.
"In thn weat the town of LaBasnee,
still held by the Germans, Is proving to
bo one of the hardest problems the allied
forces have to aolve. The Invaders have
thrown up exceptionally strong" earth
work a around LaBaasee. and have two
army corps quartered In the city. To take
this stronghold by direct assault would
mean a terrible loss of life, but its taking
Is essential to any ooncerted move for
ward In order to afford protection to the
communication of the allies.
All the newa reaching London from the
eastern field leads to confirm the rout
of the forces of Austria, which now ap
pear to be endeavoring to make their way
laooiiousiy over J no iarpainiuns.
Nmnller Nations May Knter War,
There are Indicationa in London that
tho entire continental political situation,
which Involves Greece, Italy, Iloumanla
and Portugal, la developing day by day.
Kveu the participation, in the war of at
least some of these states aoon will be
come a reality, according to ttbe view
of certain British commentators on the
situation. Among the factors contribut
ing to this situation la Italy's occupation
of Avlona and the reported racial unrest
In Austria-Hungary, where the Rouman
ian subjects of Emperor Francis Joseph
are said to be on the point of rebellion,
' as well as German's continued aggression
! in Angola, the Portuguese possession in
More Air Italda Probable.
The German air raid on the channel
port of Dunkirk in France gives basla
lor the belief that visits of this kind wUI
be more frequent from now on. It would
appear that the British raid on Cuxhaven
aroused In the Germans a spirit of retali
ation. England. Judging from the expres
sions appearing in the newspapers, la
Just as anxious to deliver blow for blow
in this reaped.
No additional capital; Increase due to
change in company or organization.
Asks Stadt Musikant
for American Cities
Boone County Man
Shoots His Niece
And Then Himself
ALBION. Neb., Dec. HI. (Special Tel
egram.) Martin Louden, living ten
miles south of Albion, , killed his niece,
Anna Berney, wlih a shotgun last even
ing. Ho then went out In the paature.
stuck the gun under his chin and killed
Met at U a. in.
After an hour's filibuster to cet a
quorum the portal appropriation bill was
Foreign affairs committee continued
hearings on resolutions to prohibit ex
ports of wsr materials and Kepreaonla
tive Toaner Introduced another resolution
for that purpose.
PITTSHVRGH, Dec. 31.-The creation
of the office of official musician In the
nation, state and municipality was advo
cated by Peter W, Dykema. professor of
music in the University of Wisconsin, at
tho convention of the Muslo Teachers'
National association here today. The es
tablishment in this country of what is i
known in Germany as the 'Stadt Mutth
kant," Prof. Dykema said, would be at
tended by benefits to the whole people.
"The American community as a whole."
he added, "has realised that health and
recreation are not merely matters of in
dividual concern, but that tliey have defi
nite social and civic aspects."
STA TISTICAL REVIEW, showing progress of Omaha for the year 1914
along Social, Political, Industlial and Commercial Lines, will be found
on Pages 22 and 23 of this number. Necrological Data for the year
will be found on Page 21. '
Level of Live Stock
Prices is Reduced
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3I.-Althoiigh the
European aar has enormously increased
the volume of food products exported by
the I'nlted States In the last few months,
the level of prices of meat animals In
this country lias declined as compared
ith prices a year ago.
An official tabulation of prices issued
today by the Department of Agriculture
showed that on November 15 the average
price of meat animals, including hugs,
cuttle, aheep and chickens, was 10.80 per
hundred pounds, a decrease of just 14
cents per hundred below tho prices which
prevailed November 15 last year.
The list showed that during the month
October 15 to November 15, ISM. the prices
paid producers for meat' animals de
creased i i per cent, against an average
decline for the same period for the last
four years of 4 per ecnt
We arc wiser today than wo
wore a year ago.
We. have cnoountiTcd new
proMt'ins and learned how to
"We believe, the now year will
be a busy and prosperous one.
Wo are Kiun to push for
every dollar's worth of busi
ness there is.
AVe are jjoinj? to advertise as
we never did before. 1
At the end of 1915 wo are go
ing to say, "It's the best busi
nessyear we have ever known."
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