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VOL. XLH-NO. 170.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MOKNINfo, JANUARY 2, 35)151 TUN PAGES.
SI NO J JO COPY -TWO CENTS.
PARCELS POST GOES
INTO EFFECT WITH
ADVENTf THE YEAR
W. E. Dewey First in Omaha to
Avail Himself of New System
Introduced by Government.
TWO HUNDRED MAIL PACKAGES
Big Business is Done, Although Yes
terday Was a Holiday.
GOVERNMENT IS ALL READY
All Over the Country Packages Arc
S arted on Their Way.
WANAMAKER SENDS GIFTS
Malta o!tl Spoons nn Present to
President Toff, EiiKrnvrd with
the Senl of Knch Stnlo
In thr Union.
Uncle Sain yesterday entered Into com
petition with tho various express com
panies for tho handling of "Jiackages of
eleven pounds and under when the par
cels post wont Into effect In every city In
the United States.
In Omaha the parcels post window was
opened at 7:30 yesterday nnd W. W,
Dewey, 1624 Capitol avenue, was the first ,
man to have the distinction of mailing a J
parcels post package luOmaha. He sta-
tloned himself at a window at 7 o'clock
and waited until tho clerk threw tho blind
up, opening this branch, of tho postoflce
in this city. J. G. Miller, 3S58 Seward
street, appeared at tho postofflec at 7:15
and stationed himself at another window
and sent out tho second parcels post pack
age. In all It was estimated that 200 iersons
mailed packages under the new system
yesterday morning in umana. Aituougn
It was a holiday Omahans
took ad- j
vantage oi me iwrutun nusi. i i""-
At timet, I
there were as many as twenty persons in ( romblnfttlon by addition, multiplication or
line, laden down ,wtth packages. 1 ho aver-tsuMract0I1 tat w produco tnl num.
age package was about flvo pounds, al-1 bcr
though there were' some mailed which ; 4Wrte-nB hkvc nhvnyR bccn runnlnB
Just got under the limit. Parcels POt( . , conwoton wlth
clerks W '"any Omahans saved their The year of his
larger Christmas packages until yester-1 . ... ... ' , A ,,,
. . . . , .. - .., nomination to tho prcsldcnoy produced
day in order to get In on the new rates. .... . ... ., ,, . , ,
' thirteen by adding the digits 1-9-1-2.
Must llnv- Parcels .Stnmps. Woodrow Wilson contains Just thirteen
Alongside of the windows were large Ie'ttcrs. no waB thirteen years a pm
placards announcing that In the futuro all fesgor Rt Prlnccton. ne wnB elected the
packages must bear parcels post stumps tnlrteentn president of tho university. II-3
ft3 tho ordinary letter stamps would not 1 1)pes,aed OVPr nbout liX0 Btudonts.
he legal on parcels post package?. Evjn thc thlrty.flrstt whtch ,8 the
The rates under the parcels post depend I presdentlal term beginning on March 4,
on the weight of the package being , pr0(luccs Ule ,ucky number reversed. He
jTho lowest rate is vB', .cents which will
carry a one-pound jia"ckago. a distance of
flfty miles or within what Is termed as
the ''first zono." One cent additional is
ladded for every pound or fraction thereof
lln the first zone. The parcels post stamps
laro all green and are
about twice the size
jof an ordinary postage stamp. They range
lin denomination from 1 cent to $1.
'FIRST DAY'S BUSINESS llEAVl-
rltehforka, Primes, Pnvlnfc nrleks
WASHINGTON, Jan. 1. Americans to
day were using for the first time tholr
nowest institution the parcel post. Re
ports to headquarters from poslofflcos
large and small throughout the country
Indicated that the newest of government
services was being ushered into Its use
fulness with a heavy day and that tho
Ifacllltles provided for handling tho new
business would be taxed ta capacity iu
(the pubUo knowledge of It becamo more
Prom all points came reports oi
"freak" shipments In the new post. They
'consisted of everything from pitchforks
tto prunes and paving blocks to poultry.
'Under the regulations, practically every
iclass of merchandise Is mailable by
'parcels post All mall matters formerly
fourth class now goes In the new service.
WnimniuUer Sends Gift o Tuft.
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 1. Fifty-eight
souvenir spoons engraved to represent
the forty-eight states of the union and
tho insular possessions, a gift from
former Postmaster Genoral Wanamaker,
to President Toft, were contained In the
first package to be sent by parcels post
An elaborate reception attended by
'state and city officials preceded the dis
patching of tho package. Mr. Wanamaker,
who advocated the parcels post in 1889
In his first annual report an postmaster
general to President Harrison, In an ad
dress spoke of his gratitude for the op
portunlty of participating In the opening
(of the syBtem. He declared that "under
(Postmaster General Hitchcock's proc
lamation 100,000,000 of the people of, the
.United States are emancipated from the
(bondage of the express companies."
"Tna next administration can possibly
double the benefits of the postofflco serv
'Ice. Two things It surely can give us1
1 cent postage and of still greater value
to the business and social world, a
postal telegraph service farther reaching,
(Continued from Page. One.)
Hour. Deg. Hour. Dee.
X'euiperatare nt Omnlin Yesterday.
1 p. m IS 0 p. m 43
5 p. m 4J6 p. m i"
3l. ill ..u 427 p. in 1.1
4 p. ni 42
Comparative Local Itrvord.
Official .record of temperuturo and pre
cipitation compared wtin the correspond
ing period of the last three years:
1913. 1912. 1911. 1910.
Highest yesterday H 11 32 X
lowest ytsterday 34 i G 13
Mean temperature Si 4 II 24 1
Precipitation CW .00 .37 .09 '
Temperature and pteclpltatlon depart- ,
in t-s Xroin thc normal at Omaha since
ii i-a ruiu mi; iiuiiuui ul uiiiuim B:iiit
March 1 and compared wtlh the last tv o
tlu.iuu, wii u . -
Excess fbi tho day..
Total excess since March ),
Jeflclency for tha riaj
Jreclpltatlon since Mar-h 1.
H-flcien'-y since Maroh 1. ...
1812........ 2 W
.. .OS Inch
. .21.92 Inches
D-fltlcnc cor period 19U
'eflclei, y c-or i
.... H .. , U.n II KV l,l...ut
U A. WELSH, Local Forecoster.
House May Be Asked
to Issue Attachment
NEW YORK, Jan. 1. After nn all-night
watch by forty-eight deputy sergcant-nt-arms
at tho Tarrytown and Fifth avenue
homes of William Rockefeller, it wns de
clared today that a federal report would
bo made to congress that Sir. Rockefeller
was deliberately evading the process
servers who seek to subpoena him before
the Pujo committee at Washington,
which Is Investigating the "money trust."
It Is forty-four days since tho subpoena
for Mr. Rockefeller wns Issued.
Charles F. Rlddell, sergeant-at-arms of
1 the house of representatives, raid thnt as
soon .as ho could get Into communication
with Chairman lhiju he would submit
evidence that Mr, Rockefeller was de
liberately evading service. If the house
were convinced by tho evidence It would
be within Its power to Issue an attach
ment enabling Sergeant-at-Arms Rlddell
to break Into the Rockefeller home to
Tho reports arc, however, that last
last night, at least. Mr. Rockefeller wns
at neither of his houses, but was with
1 his son. William CI. Rockefeller, In
(Greenwich, Conn. Ills physician stoutly
maintains that Mr. Rockefeller's physi
cal condition Is such that he could not ap
pear. In the Investigation without such a
serious hazard to his health that It
might prove, fntal.
A maid who left the Rockefeller house
this morning nnd ran across tho street to
post a letter caused a flurry among, tho
I early shift of detectives. One of them
tried to see the address on the envelope,
but the servant was too quick for him.
As a result of tho Incident, however, tha
postofflce authorities may bo asked to
help the process servers by noting the ad
dress on the letter.
Wilson Says This
Will Be Lucky Year
PRINCETON, N. J., Jan.
hundred and thirteen was
pr(.s,ient-elcct Wilson as
.... ii. i ni,..nv rinllehted at anv
the country, a combination which the
president-elect first considered baffling
until It was pointed out it counted up
Just thirteen letters.
"And then there aro two others," said
'T ' ?!? W,.U ?
tailing oiiiee in i:ua, mil me cieciorai
college meets on January 13, this year."
For Six-Power Loan
PEKING, Jan. 1. A preliminary agree
ment wns arranged today settling, the de
tails of the proposed six-power loan of
J 125, 000,000 to China. The new republic
1 to receive G per cent below the ale
price of the bonds. Tho Chinese audit
department, under the adyisorshlp of
Herr Romp, the German representative of
the international banking group, will
supervise the expenditure of tho loan.
China has agreed In principle to an
agreement whereby the six powers tho
United Stales, Great Britain, France.
Russia, Germany and Japan undertake
not to press for the Immediate payment
of compensation to foreigners for losses
caused In tho recent revolution. Russia
alono claims 525,000. A mixed commis
sion will- assess tho amounts owed by
China for these losses and the funds for
tho payment of them probably will be
derived from a supplementary loan.
An arrangement along this line, how
ever, Is subject to the approval of the
governments of the six powers Interested.
Triple Suicide Pact
Executed in Vienna
VIENNA. Jan. 1. A suicide pact which
three youths carried out In a cafe here
on Monday night has been explained by
a young girl who says the youths were
all ardently In love with her and hail
threatened to commit suicide on her ac
count. The three young men were drink
ing 'tea In a secluded corner of the cafe,
when suddenly all fell from their chairs,
dying. They had evidently placed poison
in their beverage and tho result proved
fatal In each case. A photograph of thn
trio was found In their possession, ad
dressed to the girl, who told of their
FIRE IN CHRISTMAS TREE
DAMAGES BIG HOTEL
8EATTL.E, Waah., Jon. 1. Damage es
timated at f25,000 was dono to the main
lobby of the Hotel Washington early to
day, when a large Christmas tree was
destroyed by fire. The rush of smoke
into the dining sonm caused a panic
among New Year's 'jelebraters and many
women climbed out of tho windows and
down Hi omen's ladders to escape. Smoke
and water ruined tho expensive decora
tions of the lobby before the fire was
HOTEL DESTROYED AND
TWO MEN BURN TO DEATH
AUERDEEN. S. D.. Jan. J.-(rtpeclal
i TelsraiM 1'ire at Huwmau, N. u., at
"'clock this morning, destroyed the
siHlntr lint!, a barter sboD and
restaurant, musing loss estimated at
U0.00O. Merrltt Mcl'hea, aged 22, of How-
man and Will Connelly of Ypsllantl.
i Mich worn willed In the hotel fire. Poll.
I...II-. I,ll.r T.,,11 trl.l n inlv him mill
- -- '
vas seriously Injured
LABOR LEADERS ARE
Dynamite Special Reaches Federal
and Suit of
WILL BE ASSIGNED TODAY
Iron Workers Probably Will Be
Given Construction Work.
RYAN IS NEAR COLLAPSE
President of-Cnlon nnd Olnf Tvelt
moe, Who Is Not Iron Worker,
Probably Will lie lilvcn
LEAVENWORTH, Kan.. Jan. 1. Tho I
thirty-three labor union officials sen- j
tenced at Indianapolis for complicity In
the McNnmnra dynamite plots, arrived (
at tho federal prltdon here at 7:15 o'clock j
tills morning. They immediately were (
photographed, dressed In penitentiary
clothes and formally enrolled as convicts.
As Frank M. llyan, president of tho
Iron Workers' International union, who j
was sentenced to seven yeavs, Olaf A. j
Tveltmoe, the Pacific coast lHbor leader,
Herbert S. Hockln, John T. Dutler and j
the others who had received sentences i
varying from seven years to one year I
and one day, stepped from tho special
train which brought them from Indian
apolis they were taken In charge by tho
New Year's day thus found the thirty
three labor leaders beginning In tho
federal penitentiary here punishments
for their connection with crimes for
which tho McNamara brothers, confessed
dynamiters, are serving terms In tho
r.tato penltentlnry nt Pan Qucntln, Cal. '
Rushed from tho scene of the historic i
trial ut Indianapolis In a special train, ,
which wus barricaded and under guard,
tho prisoners were taken by mil directly
into the prison grounds, 'incir urn view
of tho Interior was from tho windows of
Ilulreut unit Uniform.
Within an hour after the arrival, each
prisoner had been subjected to a hair
cut and had been garbed In tho prison
uniform. On account of Its being a holi
day thc details of assigning the men to
work was delayed until tomorrow. Most
of the new prisoners- aro Ironworkers,
and It Is understood tho warden Is to
put them on construction of buildings.
Tveltmoe, who Is secretary of tho Cali
fornia Building Trades council, Is the
only one of tho convicted men not .affili
ated with- the Iron workers Union, and it
Is expected he will bo given clerical Work.
Ryan, president of the Iron workers'
union, may be given Blmllar work be
cause of his age and his apparent col
It was a memorable trip which brought
tho prisoners over tho 570 miles from In
dianapolis on New Year's eve. United
States Marshal Edward Schmidt, In
chargo of the prisoners, decided not co
reach Iea,venworth before daylight, so
(Continued on Pago Two.)
TRENTON, N. J Dec. 31. President
elect Woodrow Wilson flnlshod his polit
ical activities for tho year 1912 by com
pleting today the series of conferences
he planned soon after election with lead
ers of the democratic party.
Tho president-elect had a long talk with
Oscar W. Underwood, democratic leader
of tha house of representatives, discussing
principally plans for tariff revision, but
nothing deflnlto came from either man
after the conference to Indicate what par
ticular schedules would bo taken up or
other details of what may be oxpected
In the coming extra session.
Governor Wilson said ho merely had
asked and obtained from Mr, Underwood
what he sought from William J. Hryan
and Speaker Champ Clark, with whom he
previously had conferred his views and
opinions about the personnel of the ad
ministration and legislative policies.
Four Are Killed at
BKIjL.EVII,KB. Kan., Dec. 31, Pour
persons were killed at a grade crossing
'two miles north of here tonight when a
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific engine
struck a buggy In which were Wilson
James, his wife and two children.
Part of a little girl's head with a bit
of blue baby ribbon tied to the hair was
found by the engineer of Rock Island
passenger train No. 5, when he oiled the
engine here tonight. Soon afterward
there came tho news that the buggy In
which the James' wero riding had been
struck. A switch engine was sent back
to tho scene of the accident and tho crew
picked up the bodies.
The mother, a 2 months' old baby, and
a 3-year-old girl, wero killed instantly.
The father was breathing when picked up,
but died shortly afterward. ,
Engineer Ilrd said t)e did not know
when the engine struck the buggy.
Children Burn to
Death Inside House
GRAY'S SUMMIT, Mo.. Dec 31,-The
thtee children ot Mr. and Mrs. Gcoiga
Meyer were burned to death In thulr
home here this afternoon. The children,
whose ages wtre 3 years, 2 years and 'J
months, were alone In the house. Mm.
Myers wa shopping. Tho father wak
working In a sand mill 2o0 feet from the
hoi so, hut when ho and othvr workmen,
I Httraoteil by the smoke, reached the houio
j they found the doors looked. The house
i was enveloped In flames before they
could enter A bucket brlgad wa pow
erless to I'lieclk the flames The old'-.t
and youngest children wero girls.
LV ilk. ' 4 ""v IfeJlL'
HE CAN NE
i rom the Minneapolis Journal.
EIGHT MEN KUjLED IN WRECK
Train Goes Through Bridge Near
Huntington, W. Va.
Structure Which Wns Ili-Inu' lt
pnlrrit Collnpseil Uiulrr Wrltrht
of l'relHbt nndjCurTlcil,
1 "T 'Down iron 'wTTrkfri; 7
HUNTING-TON, W V Jan. l.-Eight
men were killed nnd fifteen Injured whe,n
a freight train on tho Chcsnpuako & Ohio
railroad went through a bridge over the
Guayandotto river, threo miles from hero,
Tho known dead:
ENGINEER C 8, WEIJHMR, Rus
J3MMETT WOOIJ, Talbott, W. Va.
CH ARISES MADDV, Talbott. W. Va.
JOHN O'CONNOR, Huntington, W. Va.
A crew of thirty or more Iron worker
were employed In repairing tho bridgo
when tho freight train appeared o"n tho
main track. S?ome of them believing the
structure to havo been weakened, left
their posts, but others laughed at danger
and wero carried down with tho wreck-'
ago when tho bridge collapsed under the
weight of tho train. The fireman o tho
enginu, It was reported, refused to cross
the bridge and witnessed the accident.
Freshet Wi-iikcns Ilrlilure.
The river had rlson during the night
and It Is reported so weakened the false
work of tho bridgo that It collapsed, al
lowing the bridgo to go down. Tho Iron
workors were thrown Into the water and
some wero drowned. Others swam ashoro.
Spectators gave the alarm and doctors
were summoned from here. All traffic
on the railroad will be tied up until a
temporary bridgo can be built.
It was stated at tho sceno of. the ac
cident this attenioon that a count uf tnu
the Iron workers shows . four moro of
them to bo missing. They &r believed
to .bo dead,
Greetings to World
WASHINGTON, Jan. l.-Members of the
diplomatic corps herctoday extended Now
Year greetings to the world through thc
columns of tho local pupeis.
"The advent of the new year tends to
demonstrate," says Ambassador Brycc,
nrltlsh ambassador, "that there never
was a time when the English-speaking
nations of the world were more anxious
to be on friendly terms with all ' other
foreign countries nnd also to bo friendly
"Ton thousand miles away Japan Is
wishing, with tho United States," says
the Japanese ambassador, Viscount
Chlnda, "that both may enjoy a pros
perous and happy now year. Today
marks tho beginning of the second yeav
of tho now era."
Similar In tenor aro the others, oxrros
Ing hope of peace among nations and of
prosperity both In this country und
throughout tho world.
GLAVIS RESIGNS OFFICE
ON CALIFORNIA COMMISSION
HAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 31. Louis H.
Glavls, who figured prominently In tlu
Pinchot-Halllnger controversy, resigned
today from the secretaryship ot the Cali
fornia Conservation commission.
In his letter of resignation to former
Governor Goorgo C, Pardee, chairman of
the commletlon, he refer to the charged
hi ought against him srcretly by Surveyor
Generul W. S. Kingsbury beforo Governor
Johnson on December 30, Ho asslgna no
reason for resigning, other than that the
commission's report to the leglslaturt
has be n completed and that he ran v.
longer neglect personal affairs.
About Uncle Sam's New Job
Will Build Mills
NEW YORK. Hoe. 31,-The United
Steel corporation Is to extend Its manu
facturing operations Into tho Dominion of
Caliadu, In n stutrnicnt Issued today,
Chairman Elbert-!!. Gary1 snldt
'",'"W61iavodccldod to cetabflsh a mahu-.
faoturlng plant at tho site which wo se
cured somo years ago at Sandwich,
Canada, Just opposite Detroit. In the
comparatively near future we Bliall begin
the construction of some' blast furnaces
and mills. Wo shall probably build a
wire mill, rail mill, structural mill, bar
mill" and perhnpH some 'other mills. I
suppose tho first cost will be In tho
neighborhood of S20,000,000."
Judge (Inry could not say Just when the
construction of tho new plant would be
gin, hut it Is understood that ull plana
for It arc well under way. Part of tho
Initial cost will be financed by on Issuo
The United States Steel corporation's
business with Canada of recent years has
ranged from KO.OOO to 400.000 tons on
nually, representing roughly from J12,000,.
000 to 15,000,000. Tho averngq duty on Its
sales haa been fi and tl per ton. It Is
expectod that a considerable port of tho
now plant's output will find a market in
some of Great Ilrltaln's colonies, particu
larly South Africa, Australia and New
Taxicab Service in
London is Tied Up
LONDON1, Jan. L An almost completo
tlcup of toxical) service In London was
offected today when the drivers carrloil
out tho strlko they voted last night. It
wuh estimated that 8,0ft) taxlcabs stood
Idle In their Murages during the day, th
only ones running being tho few owned
by Individual drivers. All of the taxicab
companies, from the largest to the small'
est, wore affected, nlthough they dcolarod
they had tho names of many strike
breakers who would relieve tho situation
Tho trouble Is largely due4 to the Innbll.
Ity of tho companies, an they claim, to
make tho taxicab business profitable.
When tho vehicles first appeared tho
larger companies reaped great harvest
of profits, but lately few companies
havo been able to pay dividends. On thu
other hand tho drivers claim they uy
unable to mako a living under the aarco
menl that they furnish their own petrol.
An advance In tho price of petrol from
g to 13 penca to tho drivers, they declared,
would not pay.
BEGIN DESTRUCTION OF
FRANCIS SCOTT KEY HOME
WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 Workmen be
gan today the destruction of the old homo
of Francis Bcott Key, author of the Star
Spangled llanner, where Key lived from
180S to Ifi-'J. The Francla Scott Key Mem
orial association failed In Its efforts to
raise enough money to prcservo tho struc
ture. Tho building Ih about 125'years old
and Btands near the aqueduct bridge in
Georgutown, District of Columbia.
GIRL BABY ARRIVES
WITH THE NEW YEAR
KANHAH CITY. Jan. l.-Kansas City's
fust New Yoar's buby Is Madeline
IirldKPs. Sho arrived at the home ot
John L, Krldgiis, a creamery ijmn, Just
a the first blnkts ot tho whlstleH sounded
from the parking bouses and with the
first boom of the cannon of buttery I!
As her liny volco mingled with the wel
crnilng din the hands of the clock pointed
to 13 01.
HILL AND GOULD MAKE DEAL
Northern Magnate to Use Western
Pacifio Track Into Frisco.
WILL BUILD CONNECTING LINE
Uoulila Will Him 'I'm I n Into Port
land mid 11 ill Will (: CnvHcil
TrriiitiuilN on tlolilcn
PORTIjAND, Ore., Jun. 1. A combina
tion of Interest to provide nn entrance
for the Hill Hues Into San Francisco and
for tho Gould road Into Portland Is n
probability early In tho year. In furtlior
of the project It Is said Joseph II. Young,
president of tho local Hill lines, In now
Acquisition of the Neuda. California
& Oregon road, now operating bctweon
Reno. Nov., nnd I.nktivlow, Ore., Is ono
dulall ot tho plan. Work on converting
tills lino Into standard gauge Is now
under way, nnd betwoen Reno and Doyle,
CnJ.. where It connects with the Western
pacific tho Goiil.1 linn to Sun HViuiclsco.
t ,a8 b(!on colnp0ted.
It Is roported ,on irood authority that
the IIIU Interests !iav arranged with
the Western Pnclflo to tnkov over tho
line under Joint ownership mid connect
It with tho Oregon Trunk, now operating
to Mend, In central Oregon. Tills con-
ncctlnn would mnke tho link between
Portland and San Francisco complete and
would allow the Western Pacific to run
Its trains Into Portland over the Oregon
Trunk and North Uank roads, and will
give the Hill lilies their much-sought en
trance Into Sun Francisco over the West
m North Carolina
CHARLOTTE, N. C, Jan. l.-A dis
tinct earthquake shock was felt hero at
1.32 this afternoon. Tho vibrations wero
from east to west and lasted about thrno
second. No damage has been roported.
SPARTANSUl'RG, S. C. Jan. l.-A w-
vern earth shock was felt hero nt 1:36 this
afternoon. Many buildings In the town
trembled from foundation to roof, caus
ing hundreds of persons to rush Into tho
streets. Tho tremors lasted several sec
ond tf, but no damugo was reported.
UNION, 8. C Jan. l.-vV violent earth
quake was felt hero nt 1:2s this afternoon.
Chimneys were toppled over throughout
the city and a large rent was made In
thc walls of the county Jail. The structuro
Is of stono and wan erected In 1823. Tin'
hock lasted about twenty, seconds.
JURY IN CASE OF HUMAN
BOMB FAILS TO AGREE
LOB ANGELES, Cal . Jan. 1. Although
Carl Reldolbach, tho "human bomb," had
expected n conviction and had warned
the authorities that ho intended to es
cape If possible, the Jury which heard
his caso disagreed and waa discharged
today. Reldelbach was remanded to
await a eccoud trial. His attorneys said
they hoped to provo that Reldelbach waa
Insano when he threatened to dynamite
the city Jail.
IS DAMAGED BY FLAMES
PRINCETON, N. J.. Jun. l -Alexniider
hall, the main building of Princeton
Theological seminary und tho flist dime-.
ture to be erected in tho United Stutnn by
the Presbyterian church for tho cducutloli
of students Intended for the ministry,
wns visited by tiro today. Tlw ontlro
fourth floor was destroyed and the rest
of the building wus dumaged by water.
The loss, which Is estimated at JISO.OUO.
Is covered by Insurance.
OF SEVEN T
AT NEW YEAR'S LEVEE
President and Wife Hold Last An
nual Reception o Public at
CEREMONY BEGINS AT 11 0CL00K
Wives in Receiving Line.
They Are Followed by Members of
Supreme Court and Congress.
MANY BRILLIANT UNIFORMS
Armj- (.'nntliiKt'lit la Ilrndril by ticn
rrnln Mllra mill Wood Admiral
Vrcelnnil nml II ml hit I,end
WASHINGTON, Jan. 1. - President
Taft's fourth and last Now Year's recep
tion nt the While Houso was greeted hy
a day beautiful nnd bright. Thousand
early turned their oyes nnd their steps In
the direction of tho oxecutlvd mnnslmi.
I.onR beforo tho tlmo nt which the chief
exeoutlvo of tho nation wbh ready to
shnko hands with every citizen who cured
to avail himself of tho privilege a lino
of men, women and children stood In a
line from tho front door of tho Whltj
Houso to the distant gnto and far be
yond towards tho State, War and Nnvy
Tho rich nnd gorgeous uniforms of tho
foreign diplomats, tho gold laco of tho
long lino of American army and navy
offlcerH unit In tho background tho bri'
llont scarlet eoata of the lnarluo band
wero features In tho moving plcturo of
tho day's events at tho Whlto Houm-,
with tho color customs of thousands of
ordinary citizens. Tho president and Mm.
Tuft prepared at 11 o'clock to wish a
happy Now Yuitr first to momburs of
tho cabinet and their wives and to tho
diplomatic, corps and these followed by
tho mcmbe.rs of tho supremo court and by
tho JudgeH of tho other courts here, then
former cabinet officers, nmbnssadors and
ministers; next members ot cungresn; thou
tho army, nnvy und inarlu'o corps of
ficers; after which camo a long lino of
government offllcnls, members ot com
missions; tficn members ot tho Grand
Army of the Republic and a number of
other military societies.
After nil thoso had been grcctnf ' tho
doors of tho Whtle Houso utood open to
tho humblest citizen In the land and he,
too, was assured of a hearty luilulnlmk'i
iilid a smllo. When' the" last" person In
tho lino had greeted tho president tho
official counter suld 7,052 persons hail
shaken hand with him, That figure wna
a llttlu below tho Whlto Houso record.
S ! nil UlploinntM Mission.
Ono rtcturu8iUa touch, absent from thn
Now Year kaleidoscope of color at tho
Whlto Houso for tho first time In ten
years, was missing because Huron Hen
gclmullcr, ambussndor from Austria-
j Hungary, dcun ot tho diplomatic corps
was not In tho city. Ills royally gor
geous costunin of rich purplo nnd red al
ways attracted much attention. Scvornl
other diplomats wero unablo to bo pres
ent bocauso ot Nlckncss, tlio Chilean nml
Colombian ministers being nmong thn
number. Tho diplomatic lino wns led by
Ambassador Jussorand of France.
For ono ambassador, VlBcount Chlnda,
of Japan, It was a first nppearanco nt a
Now Year's reception at tho White House,
whllo a number of the ministers had novrr
attended ono before, these Including th
! representatives from tho Dominican re
public, Peru. Sweden. Slnin, Honduras.
Deninurk nnd Panama.
(ieoeriila Miles mill Wood.
Tho army and navy contingent made
brilliant siM-ctucle. Every officer of tlu
two services, as woll as ot tha marine
brnnch, now In Washington was undur
orders to reort at tho Wur and Navy
departments. The former gathered In
tho offices of Major Generul Wpod, chief
of staff, and headed by tljat officer and
Lloutonant General Miles, retired. In
doublo file, moyed slowly through tho cor
ridors and down the grnnlto staircase on
tho eastern upproach and across Execu
tive avenue to tho Whlto House.
Army officers of high rank held place
in "the line, Including Major General
Wothurspoon, Major asnoral Aleshlre
Brigadier General Andrews, adjutant
goncrnl of tho army; Urlgadler General
Weaver, chief of the coast artillery; Brig
adier General Crozler, president ot tho
war college, Hrlgudlor General Mills, chief
of the mllltla division; Urlgadler General
Dlxby. chief of engineers; Brigadier Gen
eral Tornoy. Hurgeon rmcrai; ungaoior
General Hharpe, Ilrlgadlor General Smith.
Brigadier General Allen, chief signal of
fice; Brigadier General Crowder, Brig
adier General Garllngton, Brigadier Gen
eral Molntyro and thu wholo of the staff
of Oeneral Wood. Besides General Miles
there wero somo other distinguished re
tired officers, such as Lieutenant Gen
eral Bates. General S. H. Young. Brig
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