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V,KK: OMAir r'MDAY. DrXEMBER 17. 1915.
IS AT LOWEST EBB
Hearty Million Fewer Alieni Come
to the United States Sarin;
Last Fiscal Year.
DEPASTURES SHOW DECREASE
WASHINGTON, Dc. 1. The tide !
of Immigration to the United State '
ebbed to Ita lowest point in more than '
twenty years daring the Uit fiscal i
year, according to flgurea made pub
lic today in the annual report of Sec
retarjr Wilson of the Department of
Labor. 1 - .
The total number of Immigrant
aliens, the report shows, fell from
1,218,480 In the previous year, to
326,700 In the period ending June SO,
last. All admitted arrivals of allena,
immigrant and non-Immigrant, were
only 434,244, as compared with 1,
401,801 the year before.
Depart! Rhe-w Dea.a.
Drpartu rui of allena, emigrant and non
emigrant, likewise ihow a notable de
rreaae. For the fiscal year of 1114, de
parture were SS.; for 115, JR4.174. The
fiscal year of 1S1I covers the period of
sailing home of reeervleta from the be
ginning of the European war till June
SO, teat. During that time the emigrant
aliens, presumably Including- the number
ailing to join the oolors In Europe, were
204,074, compared with KA.tSt the previous
twelve months. The non-emigrant aliens
departing totaled M0.100 for 1115. and
I-10.J7 for 1914. showing a net decrease
for alt alien departures of ttl.att.
Excess of arrivals over departures,
I tone alone being considered, was only
K0.9T0 In int. In 114 the excess was
Of the tin, TOO immigrant aliens admitted
to the United States In the 1HS fiscal
year, tt.MI were under 14 year of age;
JM.47! were from 14 to 44 years old, and
r.I44 were 41 or ever. Those over 14 who
could neither read nor write numbered
34,057, those able to read, but not write,
were IW, making the total number of
illiterates over 14, 15.449, or U per cent
IcrenU TetuMd Baeladed.
Deported aJlens numbered SS.rrs. This
included 14.111 excluded at port and sent
back to their country of origin, and J.664
arrested and expelled from the country.
Of those excluded. ITU were dented ad
mission because they were contract la
Immigrants admitted to the country
showed to customs officials money In
their possession aggregating $is,tsi,nA, an
evsrags of W0 each. Each of PS.711 Immi
grant had. mnr than gJO, while J 33,744
had less than ISO each. On hundred and
ninety thousand claimed to have paid
their own passage aero the Atlantic,
13.144 said that their passage had bean
paid by relatives, and T.97 that It had
been paid by persons other thait relatives.
With reference to exclusions, the report
'"Conditions during the last year were
s abnormal that accurate comparisons
with previous year are difficult, Ex
elusions In 111 amounted to l.M per cent
of the number applying; in 114 this was
Increased to I I per cent, and In the last
year the Increase hss been so great as
t reach II per cent."
OPERATION TO BRING
RECOVERY TO (TMEARA
HASTINGS. Neo., t)ee. l.-(Spclal
Telegram,) Arthur O'Meara of Lexing
ton is recovering from an operation last
night for an injury to ths knee received
in making a flying tackle of Roes, col
ored star. In a foot ball game between
the Hasting and Lincoln High schools
six years ago. when O'Meara was a mem
ber of the Hastings eleven. For a long
time the Injury was thought to be perma
nent, but the doctor now expect a
I DEATH RECORD.
Mrs. Serena Pea rod.
TABLE HOCK. Neb., Pec. 18. Special.)
Mrs. Serena Penrod. one of the early
settler of this vicinity and who lived
here many yeai. died Monday at the
residence of her grandson, Leslie Finn,
near Rushvllla, Neb., aged SO years. Bh
had been twlee married and came with
her first husband, James Dobson, to this
county and settled north of town In UK.
The Interment was in Table Rock ceme
tery. Bhe la survived by on daughter,
Mrs. Michael Wert, living six mile north
of Table Rock, and several grandchtt-
, TABLE ROCK. Neb.. teo. l.-Speclal.)
Isaac Brown, an old soldier, who haa
been aa invalid for . several years, and
fur the last two years confined to his
room ' with a constant attendant, died
Monday and was buried yesterday In the
Pawnee City cemetery. He lived tor
many years southwest of her near the
state line, having come to Pawnee county
from Ohio mote than halt a century
since. He Is survived by a wife and
several children, who lived in Montana
and from whom ho sas been separated
tor a great many years.
Ilra)aaln T. t'ooa.
8TELLA. Neb.. Dc. 18. Special.
Benjamin T. Coons died at his home In
Humboldt last evening. The funeral will
be held at Pralre In ton church and burial
will be held at Prairie Vnlon cemetery.
Mr. Coons was born In Morgan county, Il
linois, April 10. 123, and came to Browne
ville, Neb., in He purchased a farm
-no ml'e south of Stella In 1870 and sold
li in VQ. buying the Wyatt place and
nmvlng to town. He moved to Hum
i oidt twelve year ago, where his wife
tiii d ten year ago. Eight children sur-
. Alwert C. Ltfixr.
; Al'Bl'RN, Neb., Deo. il-tSpecUl lU
' AUvrt c Leept-r, an old-time resident
nd pioneer settler Of the county, died
at In horns three miles northwest of
low ii lt night after an Illness covering
alout two years. Leeper came here fiom
Illinois in ls63. He was 70 years of age
' hi l is death. He is survived by two son
and three daughtere and a widow. The
, funeral will be Friday and interment at
Sheridan cemetery. Mr. Leeper was quite
a prominent cltUen and took aa active
pnrt in politics.
4 uaapleie lla.il... ...' Mi" Humphrey, daughter of
HASTINGS, Nb.. lc M.-(8pecll!I Humphrey, and William Jl.
Vigrem.-Tk federal census of Jlaa-ti , er n,"",1 br" Ilv- Charles W.
tings was completed today and th. su- I "''V clo It at the
prvtor and Ms asoUtant left for Wash-
Inctou. The re.ult will be announced by
it. census bureau Saturday.
Io Setter ollk t'oUaf
Take rr. Kl.-.g's New t!every, the
(t couh, cold, threat and lung luedl
4 h, ii nri. Tne first dua helps Uc.
--i -ola. AJv.itimil.t.
ACCUSES COLLECTOR OF TORT OF
f . ,.- - v 'vik
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BAN FRANClHcTt). Pec. 16. Herman
D. Lempke, the attorney for the Oer
man consulate here, has given out a
sensational statement flsylng United
States Attorney John W. Preston, who
caused the arrest of C. O. Crowley, the
ex-detectlv; Louis Smith and Baron von
Brlncken, In connection with the alleged
bomb plot against allied munition ships,
and intimating that Collector of the Port
Davis had violated the neutrality of the
United States In allowing munition ships
to sail from fn Francisco.
RITCHIE ANSWERS BECKMAN
Bridgeport Han Say Criticism of
Commissioner Due. to Failure
to Follow law,
BONDS LEGAL INVESTMENTS
BRIDGEPORT. Neb., Dec. lC-(8peclal.)
William Ritchie, Jr., attorney for bond
holders of th Alliance Irrigation district.
In an Interview here today discussed th
charge In th reply of Land Commis
sioner Beckman to the resolution of criti
cism passed by the state Irrigation con
ference here last week. Mr. Ritchie said:
"Land Commissioner Beckman In his
public Interview regarding the purchase
of Irrigation bonds by the gtate Board of
Educational Lands and Funds misses th
Issue which the irrigation congress raised,
and digresses In a discussion of the rela
tive merits of the bonds of a particular
'The Irrigation congress did not censure
Mr. Beckman for his failure to buy any
particular Issue of irrigation bonds. It
doe net demand or expeot him to pur
chase any issue of bonds which he finds
I not gilt-edged. i
Law la Case i rials. '
"While the bond which Mr. Beckman
assails in his reply can be proved to be
ftrst-clsss in every particular, that Is not
the crux of the situation. '
"Aa attorney for the bondholders of
the Alliance irrigation district I asked
Mr. 4.eckman for his attitude regarding
the purchase of Irrigation district bonds.
He stated that he did not favor buying
any irrigation district bonds at all. no
matter how good tby might be. He did
not at that time question the merits of
the particular bond which be was told
the board would be asked to purchass,
nor acre th merit of such bonds dis
cussed with him in any but a general
way. H was told that he would not be
expected to buy any Irrigation dtstriot
bond that were not absolutely good.
"Th Irrigation congress take th stand
that since th legislature hss provided
that th State Hoard .of Educational
Lands and Funds may buy Irrigation dis
trict bonds, the board has not the right
to turn down such bonds regardless of
Seearlty la Good.
'"It seems to the members of the Irri
gation congress under the circumstances
stnee the state buye bonds for a perma
nent investment and to not concerned in
the question as to whether or not the se
curities thsy purchase will find a ready
market, and Is only concerned in the
question aa to whether or not th prin
cipal and interest will be forthcoming a
promises; ana sine great tracts of land
are dependent for their fertility, and a
vast part of the state Is dependent for
us aeveiopment on the ability of Irriga
tion district to float their bond Isauns,
such fact should entitle gilt-edged Irril
gallon district bonds to at least an squat
looting witn school district and munlciiHU
oonas. wnicn always find a ready mar-
"et irrigation district bonds
snouia not be refueod consideration alto
gether regardless of their merits."
FORMER COUNSEL FCR NEW
' HAVEN MADE $7OD,O0C
NEW YORK. Dec. 1 -Warren D. Chae.
"rim anorney. testified today at
the New Haven hearing th,t Edward D.
Robblns. former ' general counsel of the
w riaven, made a personal profit of
aimosi svw.roo out of transactions which
th government charges he eng n-erd
behalf of the road.
Robblns' services. Chase said, vera u.n.
Ised In the transfer of properties of the
Metropolitan Rteamship company, the old
Charles W. Morse I'oriMrn In tfc. I.
Governor John F. Hill of Maine. .,m
htch also Involved th transfer to the
Pacirio coast of the steamship Harvard
Th government charge that It was th
purpose of Itobblns to get these two boats
out of ths way for the beueNt of the New
lisven. ftobbina, u was Indicated by his
counsel today, went into the transaction
purely for personal profit,
Chass said he acted aa Kobblna' axent
la the transaction
l.aaler-H ampbrr i .
I i.renia. jia, Km
in wuneaeea were Mr. and Mrs.
O. E. rieca of Trosky, J'ipe.ton county
1 1 m. Da a la t earn.
Irene Kahlatrom of Omaha and Henry
It Hmnn of Fremont w.re married
Thursday afternoon by Rev. Charlie W.
: SNOW COYERS THE
From Five to Seven Inches in the
Weitern Part of State Snowi
STREETS SLIPPERY IN MORNING
The first touch of real winter
struck the country between tbs
Itorky mountains and the Mlnals
jsippl Wednesday night. According to
I the railroads there was snow over
the entire ares, accompanied by high
v. lnds, seriously Interfering with the
fire service, both telegraph and tele
bone. ' A 1 yesterday morning when the re
ports came to railroad headquarters bere,
It wss still snowing most of the way
from the lakes to the mountains and
from far up In Minnesota, down Into
Kansas. At that hour the snowfall was
reported at one to four Inches, the heavi
est fall being out in the western part of
Nebraska and through eastern Colorado
The snow was drifting considerably,
but there was not enough so that It
seriously Interfered with traffic, though
trains were somewhat slow, especially
those moving west and north against
the Btronff head wind.
IJeer Fall of Mow,
Along the Northwestern there was light
snow from "Omaha to Norfolk and from
there west It ranged in depth from four
to six Inches most of the way through to
Landers. Along Long Pine and north Into
South Dakota the snowfall was around
six Inches, with wind enough to cause
The Burlington and Union Pacific found
the heaviest snow in the western part of
the state and through Colorado. From
North Platte on the Union Taclfto and
from McCook on th Burlington, through
to Denver, the snow at I o'olock had
fallen to a depth of flv to seven Inches.
With a strong wind, there was some
Net Very Cold.
Temperatures throughout Nebraska
range from 10 to 40 degrees above sero.
the coldest points being reported from
up In th northwest corner of the state.
Along th Missouri valley and south and
t th temperature were above free-
Ing, and at many point In this section.
sleet accompanied the snow.
In th city the streets are in terrible
condition. They are covered with a sheet
of lc and traffic over them Is maintained
with great difficulty, th horses being
unabl to keep their feet unless just
sharp-shod. Here a drizzling rain com
menced to fall shortly before midnight.
later turning Into sleet and treeslng to
the pavement as fast a It fill. Later on
the slest turned to snow and at Interval
during the morning th fall was heavy,
until at noon It was a couplo of inchos
JACK THE SLASHER CUTS
FURNITURE AT HOT El
HASTINOa, Neb., Dec. (Spools!
Telegram.) A .' mysterious "Jack the
Blasher," . supposed to be the one who
ruined some carpet and rugs in the
Fonetnelle hotel In Omaha last night,
slashed the leatser upholstering of the
furniture in the lobby and billiard room
of the Clarke hotel. In each case a long
slit was made In th leather and only
the costliest piece were attacked. The
damage la estimated at about pvo.
Revised Trail Hitters' foaat,
HASTINGS, Neb., Deo. M. (Speo'al
Telegram.) It was discovered today that
the revised count show a total of 1,143
"trail hitters" In the recent revival In-
stead of 1,772, aa announced on Monday.
The original number Included aom BOO
active church workers who went forward
In the first day and were counted among
I t . e I QUnni Ii
ll- f i
a a a. wa w '
Tm wn urn
A!?, pure Liouons
aa Ml a Kir 111 I - m. mmm. sssbi Sr w
J TrVlfiUiol OF ONE OF TEE BEE'S
PRETTY DOLLS LAST WEEK.
Does this llttl "mamma" look as If she
loved her "baby J" It Is Gladys McQaf
fln, 610 Bouth Thirty-fifth avenue, and
"Mary," th doll aha Won In The Be
contest last week, with 1,717 pictures.
Crowe and Hartman
Still Held by the
Los Angeles Policq
LOS ANGELES. Cal., Deo. 14. -Joseph
Landers, a wrestler, who being held with
F. B, Hartman, proprietor of a liquor
(tore, and Michael Crowe, a formor
Omaha policeman, on suplclon of arson
In attempting yesterday to burn the store
of Hartman, was released late last night
by the police. There was not sufficient
evidence to Justify holding Lander. It
wa stated today. Hartman and Crow
are still detained by the police.
JAMES CROSS, CHEYENNE
PIONEER POSTMAN, IS DEAD
CHETENNE. Wyo., Dec. l.-(Speclal.)
James A. Gross. 09, a civil war veteran
and Indian f'ghter, who served oontln-
ously for thirty years In the service of
the Cheyenne postofflce, died Monday
night at Hot Springs, ' 8. D., where h
went about two month ago. The body
was brought to Cheyenne for interment.
Mr. dross came west immediately after
the civil war and saw some exciting
service in the Indian campaigns. Later
he wa attached to the quartermaster'
corps at old Camp Carltn, near Cheyenne.
When Camp Carlln was abandoned he
entered the . postal service here, being
th city' first carrier. .
A widow and two sons, survlvs him.
On son. W. L. Gross, is hare, and the
other, T. J. Gross, In th Panama canal
TEN PER CENT OF SALARY
FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS
CHICAGO, Dec. 11 Officials of the
Crane company announced today that the
company' annual Christmas gift to its
employes will consist this year of 10
per cent of the annual salary of each
man or woman employed for more than
Ten thousand employe throughout the
country will share in the company's gift,
which will total more than 1700.004.
Famous for ita piquancy.
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3 mm ri
Just a singla example of more than
hundred M'&Jf Foods that carry the Armour label
of quality to every part pf the world.
Armour Sslected, U. S. Inspected choic tnaats and par sweet beef
suet srs combined with Beetled raisins, hand washed currants and
the finest of fresh spice. All prepared under th watchful ey cf
Armour' .xp.rt ch.fs. Into a toothsom richn and rarity of
blend. Spicy, delicious, wbolMom.
AUo olJ undrnr tkw quality gaarantmm mf Ooot Lmbl atr(
Star Smkinil Ham. Drvtmtkin Farm Saujart.
Star Bam, "Simta Fun" IjafLsrI,
Jrmw'i Grm4 J mitt, CUvtrllm BuUtr,
ARMOUR A .COMPANY
mnktmafAr Xai1glal Wst
2 DOORS EAST OF W.O.W. BID'O.
SNOW HO BLOCK TO
Farmers' Co-Operative Grain and
Live Stock Asiociation Dele
gate Visit Stock Tarda.
TALKS ON ROAD BUILDINO
Snow or no snow toe delt-gates to
tho Nebraska Farmers' Co-operntlve
drain and Live Stock State associa
tion leaped on street cerj yeoterday
nornlng and went to South Omaha
to nee the buying and soiling of live
stock, in operation on the b'.g market
They .had . been' Invited to make thl
trip and thoy had looked forvnrd to It.
So snow could not block them. They went
to the Eachange bu'ldlng to visit at the
various offices where all of them have
acquaintances anions -.commission mvn.
They plowed through the snow In the
cattle ya.tls to witness the handling of
the stock there; came back to the sheep
barn to see the way th sheep are
handled In their excellent aheltered pen,
and wer greatly pleased with the fine
new system of hog pens or "hog par
lors,' as they are now called, atntfe they
are solid concrete and steel, every Inch
of the acres and acres of them under
raln-and-anow-proof sheds a thoroughly
fireproof a the cement floor on which
the hog walk.
Swiss Thinks Pope
And Wilson Able to
End War in Europe
(Correspondence of th Associated Press.)
BERNE, gwltserland, Deo. I. General
Will, commander-in-chief of th Swiss
army, a soldier of th school of Klnden
burg and Joffre, today expressed th be
lief that th time had come for "the two
most powerful force In the world" to
combine to put an end to the European
war. The two fore, he said, were th
president of th United State and th
pope at Rom.
Generat Wllle also discussed with a
correspondent of th Associated Press
the subject of military prop redness, de
scribing that condition as not only a de
fense of th state and Ita clttsena, but
aa a powerful fore for discipline and
efficiency In civil life and the pursuit
of Industry and commerce. -
In auggestlng a peace proposal at thla
time from President Wilson and Pop
Benedict, General Wllle said:
"A united appeal from these two most
powerful Influences In the world, sec
onded as it would be by other neutrals,
could not but be heeded by all the war
ring nations." ,
General Wllle said he was not himself
a Catholic, yet th powerful Influence
exerted by th pop was recognised In
Europe without regard to religion.
: Tre Store of the Town
FOE HIM :
Initial Handkerchief a
$1.00 TO $3.00 a box
I Browning, King & Co.
Indigestion. One package
proves it 25c at all druggists.
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&m i r rt
rnrn t&tfm -
VStHts Wll'g'sF ajf
Souvenir g to Each
Bottle of Diet Port
Wine tree with each
purchase of J 2. CO er
When you buy Furs
at this store you do
so with confidence:
the house stands
back of every pur
chase and guaran
tees its rightness.
mmm. mm 1 Tl .
t jr. luat mKe a
newrurs Royai Gift, (
Nw WntcruK'lon ajtI Football
Rich Dlack Coney .
Black Dog, aa Illustrated, SO. 75
Genuine Beaver Sa5.00
Hudson Seal 810.75
Coney Black or Brown .-87.50
WELL MATCHED SETS
Southern Marten S50.00
Russian Opossum $50.00
Beautiful Mole . .' $45.00
Black Lynx $05.00
Very Handsome Marten $40.00
1516-18-250 FARNAM STREET.
Into the Lives of Eighteen
ileoSion Player Pianos
$000 Value children's music-study, a
.Only $450 delightful piano that all-'
'can play, and that is per
fect for hand playing and music-lesson. practice all this The.'
Aeolian Player Piano supplies. Yet its c&t is so low that
few are the families which may not afford it. ,
These Player Pianos are perfect new instruments. They .
have full scale, 88-note player actions with special patented
expression devices found only on players of Aeolian manu
facture. You cannot possibly duplicate these instruments in
musical capability in any other Omaha i.ore for leu than
1600. - 4
As pianos, they have fine tone, perfect action quality .
in every essential to satisfy the critical musician. The cases
are beautiful, figured mahogany or oak in high polish. A
bench, scarf and selection of music accompanies each instru
ment. IMPORTANT But eighteen of these Player Pianog
are ready, for immediate delivery. We suggest that
you make your selection as early as possible tomorrow.
rOTJB SPECIAL BAEQAINS IN USED PLAYER PIANOS
$450 Schubert Player Piano , $195
$500 Cloufh & Warren Player Piano. . . I $330
$550 Sohmoller & Mueller Player Piano $300
$600 Schmoller ft Mueller Player Piano $335
Our line of Aeolian Pianola Player Pianos includes The
Steinway, Weber, Bteck, Wheelock, Stuyvesant, Stroud and
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Exclusive Aeolian Representatives.
ILLIHOIS CEdTfiAL RAILROAD
RouU of the SEMINOLE LIMITED THE ALI
Round Trip "Winter Tourist Tickets on sale daily,
limited to return June 1st, 1916.
Rates to Principal Points as foliows:
St Augustine $52.98
St Petersburg $62.28
Ticket to all othr point at sam proportions! rates.
Ticket via Washington, D. C. in one direction, returning via
any direct lln. at slightly higher rates.
HOMESEEKSRS' tickets on sale first and third Tuesdays of
- each month. ' ' r
Tor detailed information and descrlptlT literature, eall at
CITT TICKET OFTICE, or write S. North. District Passenger Agsnt,
40T South 16th St., Omaha. Nebraska. Phone Douglas 114. -
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at Prices to Astonish
Chin rhlw or Scarf fttyle
Chinese Lynx $4.75
Kiver Mink S3.75
niver Mink St. 75
Riven Mink SB.50
Opossum : So. 75
German Fitch Sl.75
White Fox S10.00
Will bring Christmas Joy
with all its attendant pleaa- '
ore and interest.
$10 Down and
Quickly Pays for One of
Pleasing, beautiful music
1 for the entire family, real
and. efficient aid - to the '
Palm Beach $69.18
St. Cloud $60.18
Fort Myers $67.38
Key West. ..$83.78
HAVANA, CUBA. . $37.18
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